Ford Recalling Edge, Lincoln Continental & MKX Over Takata Airbags (and It's Not What You Think)

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, Automotive Editor - March 3, 2017

Takata is at the center of another recall, this time affecting some new Ford and Lincoln models.

Ford is recalling 31,867 examples of the 2016 and 2017 Edge, Lincoln MKX, and Continental, as reported Thursday by The Car Connection. But this recall is different than the one that has embroiled Takata airbags and millions of older vehicles, however.

The Takata airbags in these newer Fords and Lincolns may not inflate correctly in the event of a collision – instead, they may either partially inflate or detatch completely from the housing, impeding their ability to protect occupants.

Specific models affected are as follows:

  • 2016 through 2017 Ford Edges built from Oct. 8, 2015 to Feb. 15, 2017
  • 2016 through 2017 Lincoln MKXs built from Nov. 11, 2014 to Feb. 15, 2017
  • 2017 Lincoln Continentals built from Jan. 13, 2016 to Jan. 18, 2017

Most examples are in the United States. Ford says it knows of no injuries or crashes linked to the problem.

Owners will receive notices in the mail to take their vehicles to a dealership regarding this recall, although it did not specify a timetable for the problem. For more information call 800-392-3673 for Ford customer service, or 800-521-4140 for Lincoln customer service, regarding recall #17C02.

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, Automotive Editor

Zac Estrada is an automotive journalist and contributing writer who hails from Santa Barbara, CA. Zac attended Northeastern University's School of Journalism in Boston and currently runs the automotive blog Confessions of an Autoholic. 

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