The ongoing recall of vehicles using Takata airbags was already a major event. This week, it's expanding to include almost a million more vehicles made by Ford.
The Associated Press reports that the recall includes 782,000 vehicles in the US, making it one of the largest series of recalls in USA history. So are the 2010 Lincoln MKX, the 2010-12 Lincoln MKZ, and the 2010-11 Mercury Milan.
Detroit-based US automaker Ford on Friday announced to recall about 953,000 vehicles worldwide, as certain Takata passenger air bag inflators could explode, Xinhua reports. The company added the recalls could be limited to specific geographical areas.
2010-11 Ford Ranger vehicles built at the Twin Cities plant in Minnesota between August 14, 2008, and June 21, 2014.
Takata air bags can potentially explode and hurl shrapnel when deployed due to exposure from heat and humidity.
Ford says dealers will replace the airbag inflator or module at no cost to customers.
Over 953-thousand vehicles worldwide are being recalled to replace the Takata airbag inflators on the passenger side, that can explode and shoot pieces out.
You can visit Ford's website and enter your car's Vehicle Identification Number to see if it is affected by the recall.