Are you affected by the Takata airbag recall on Ford models? Here's what you should do next.

On January 4th, 2019, the Ford Motor Company is recalling a handful of Ford models from 2010 to 2014 to replace the Takata passenger airbag inflators. According to Global News, more than 953,000 vehicles throughout North America are being recalled, with 782,000 of those vehicles coming from the United States.

As of yet, no immediate numbers were provided for Canadian vehicles, meaning thousands of vehicles are at risk. Regardless, we at Kentwood Ford are taking this recall seriously and urge you to come and get these airbags replaced if your vehicle was affected.

The Takata Bag Recall

Ford's faulty Takata airbags run the risk of possibly exploding and hurling residual shrapnel after impact. These airbags can pose extreme safety risks and Ford is taking this recall very seriously. The Ford Motor Company announced on its US website that they're currently working with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Coordinated Remedy Order in the United States to ensure every vehicle affected is repaired by June 30, 2020.

A line of Ford Edge vehicles in a dealership (most of them red)

Models Affected

Most of these vehicles encompass models across other brands under the Ford Motor Company umbrella, including some Lincolns and one Mercury model.

an open engine showing some of its components in a super focused perspective

Your Next Steps

Like we said earlier, the folks here at Kentwood Ford want you to have the safest drive possible, no matter where you're driving. So how can you find out if your Ford vehicle was affected and what you should do next?

  1. CLICK HERE to visit's Recall Check page and enter your vehicle's VIN to see if your vehicle qualifies for the repair.
  2. If so, bring your vehicle to Kentwood Ford's service department (or book an appointment ahead of time on our website)
  3. Make sure to contact us at Kentwood Ford (via phone or message) for any of your questions or concerns.
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