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2016-2017 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, 2017 Continental: Recall Alert

17_Lincoln_Continental_Recall.jpg 2017 Lincoln Continental | Manufacturer image

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 27,500 model-year 2016-17 Ford Edge SUVs manufactured between Oct. 8, 2015, and Feb. 15, 2017, at the Oakville Assembly Plant in Canada; model-year 2016-17 Lincoln MKX SUVs manufactured between Nov. 11, 2014, and Feb. 15, 2017, also at the Oakville plant; and model-year 2017 Lincoln Continental sedans manufactured between Jan. 13, 2016, and Jan. 18, 2017, at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan

The Problem: The Takata-manufactured driver-side frontal airbag cushions installed in these vehicles may not inflate as intended. In a frontal airbag deployment, the airbag may not completely fill or the cushion may detach from the airbag module due to misalignment of components within the module, increasing the risk of an injury in a crash.

Ford, which also manufactures the Lincoln brand, said it was notified of the problem by Takata and that it is not related to the Japanese company’s massive ongoing recall involving non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate airbag inflators that are subject to propellant degradation and potential rupture in a crash. The automaker said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the driver-side frontal airbag module for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford, which also manufactures the Lincoln brand, did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 for more info.

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