Nearly 1 million Ford vehicles are being recalled amid concerns over exploding Takata air bags.
The 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, the 2010 and 2011 Ford Ranger, the 2010 to 2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 and 2011 Mercury Milan, and the 2010 to 2014 Ford Mustang are all included in the recall. Ford says that they are not aware of any injuries caused by the air bags, which could explode with too much force due to the chemical ammonium nitrate to create an explosion to inflate air bags.
The chemical can deteriorate overtime, causing it to explode more violently, blowing apart the metal canister designed to control the explosion. Roughly 37 million vehicles are equipped with approximately 50 million potentially defective Takata air bags. This is the first part of the massive ongoing recall, which will be done in stages. Those most at risk are being replaced first.