Ford recalls more than 150,000 vehicles over airbag and rear suspension safety concerns
The company is recalling 1,666 of its 2021 Bronco Sport vehicles due to rear suspension modules that may not be properly secured.
“The affected 2021 Ford Bronco Sport vehicles were produced with rear suspension modules which may not be fully attached to the subframe,” the automaker said in a statement. Press release. “Rear suspension modules with loose or missing bolts can affect vehicle stability, increasing the risk of a crash, and can lead to reduced performance in a rear crash, increasing the risk of injury.”
The recall involves 1,640 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 24 in Canada and two in Mexico. The vehicles were built in Mexico at the Hermosillo stamping and assembly plant from July 22 to November 24, 2020.
Ford said he was not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue. Dealers will confirm that the rear suspension bolts are properly secured and replace them, if necessary.
In addition, Ford is launching a recall for 154,224 vehicles that may contain previously recalled Takata airbag modules installed as part of a collision or theft repair.
According to a Ford investigation, 1,117 vehicles that received collision or theft repair may have used the obsolete Takata airbag module after its recall is complete, including 1,067 vehicles in the United States and in the federal territories, 49 in Canada and one in Mexico. Models affected by the recall include:
- 2004-11 Ford Ranger
- 2005-14 Ford Mustang
- Ford GT 2006
- 2008-12 Ford Fusion
- 2009-11 Mercure Milan
- 2010-12 Lincoln MKZ
- 2007-10 Ford Edge
- 2007-10 Lincoln MKX
Meanwhile, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requests that Ford recall 153,107 of its 2004-06 Ranger models that may have been repaired using the obsolete Takata airbag prior to its recall, including 144,340 vehicles. produced in the United States and Federal Territories, 8,762 vehicles in Canada and five vehicles in Mexico.
Ford is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries related to this problem. Customers will receive notifications starting the week of March 8 to visit their dealership for an inspection and, if necessary, will receive an airbag inflator replacement.