Ford expands Takata airbag recall roster

More than 1.5 million Ford vehicles are now subject to the campaign.

Ford announced Thursday that it is expanding its roster of vehicles subject to the Takata airbag inflator recall campaign. The expansion includes several model years of the Mustang, Ranger and GT supercar.

The total number of Ford vehicles now subject to the recall has reached 1,509,535.

The expansion covers 2005-2014 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant for driver side airbag inflators, 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles built at Wixom Assembly Plant for driver side airbag inflators, 2004 Ford Rangers built in North America at Edison Assembly Plant and 2004-2006 Ford Rangers built at Twin Cities Assembly for passenger side airbag inflators.

Ford previously recalled all Ford Mustangs built at Flat Rock Assembly between August 18, 2004 and June 25, 2007 and all Ford GTs built between Feb. 11, 2005 and January 30, 2006 at Wixom Assembly.

Ford is just the latest manufacturer to expand its Takata campaign at the end of May. Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, FCA and Honda all added to their recall programs this week, expanding the industry roster by more than five million vehicles as the total global impact appears poised to surpass 40 million units.

Photo by Mark Elias.

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