According to reports, vehicle company 'Ford' is being told to recall 3 million vehicles across North America as there are potential issues with the airbag inflators. The recall is estimated to cost the company $610 Million.

You can see the report from our media partners @KATCTV3 via Twitter below

According to the report from KATC-TV3, the potentially dangerous airbags in the 'Ford' vehicles caused the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to deny the company's petition from 2017. The petition sought to avoid the recall, but the ruling from the NHTSA means that 3 million vehicles will be recalled.

The report also details the specifics of the defect, saying that ruptured inflators have sent deadly metal fragments into vehicles. This specific defect has resulted in at least 27 deaths worldwide, with 18 of those being in the United States.

The company that made these airbag inflators, 'Takata', have been the subject of roughly 100 million recalls for this defect. The report details that 19 major automakers have had to go through the same recalls in recent years.

Below is a list of the vehicle models that will be affected by the 'Ford' recall according to KATC:

  • 2007-2011 Ford Ranger
  • 2006-2012 Fusion
  • 2007-2010 Edge
  • 2006-2012 Lincoln MKZ/Zephyr
  • 2007-2010 MKX
  • 2006-2011 Mercury Milan

You can see the full details from KATC-TV3 by clicking HERE.

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