Ford vehicles affected by the Ford airbag recall include the C-Max, Crown Victoria, Escape, E-Series Van and Wagon, F-150, F-250, F-350 and others. Others recalled for potentially faulty airbags include the Ford Fiesta, Focus, Flex, FreeStar, Taurus, Transit, Fusion and Mustang. Additionally, recalls affect some vehicles in Lincoln, Ford's luxury division, including the Lincoln Towncar and Lincoln MKX.
The vehicles affected by Ford's recall include sedans, pickup trucks, vans and SUVs. All recalls involve vehicles equipped with Takata airbags. These airbags outfit more than six million cars, including nearly 60,000 Fords, and appear in cars produced in 2013 and 2014. These airbags potentially contain faulty sensors that make them deploy unexpectedly in certain settings, such as humid environments or when driving at higher speeds.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) advises Ford drivers of these cars, especially people living in warmer parts of the United States, to determine whether their vehicles fall under the recall category. In addition to Fords, these airbag recalls affect cars from other popular brands, including Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Chrysler. Some Ford vehicles on the recall list exhibit multiple problems, such as the Ford C-Max Energi and C-Max Hybrid. These cars may contain faulty sensors delaying airbag deployment, and the Energi may have faulty child locks.