Ford Recalling Nearly 32K Vehicles For Air Bag Defect

Ford is recalling more than 30,000 vehicles because the air bags may not inflate properly.

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Company is recalling 31,867 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because their driver's side air bags may not inflate properly.

The recall affects the 2016-2017 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX and the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

The air bags were made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp., but they don't have the same deadly problem that has led to a recall of millions of Takata air bags.

In that case, air bags can inflate with too much force and spew shrapnel at occupants.

In Ford's case, the air bags may not fill completely because of mis-aligned components.

Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the defect. Takata notified Ford after it discovered some production problems.

Ford will begin notifying customers the week of March 13. Dealers will replace affected air bags for free once parts are available.

© 2017 Associated Press


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