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Recall 17V123000

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Fully Inflate In A Crash And Cushion Detaches

Recall Details

The driver's frontal air bag may not fully inflate when deployed in an accident, and the air bag cushion may separate from the module. Dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's frontal air bag may not fully inflate in a crash. Additionally, the air bag cushion may detach from the air bag module. Both instances would prevent proper protection of occupants in an accident, and would increase risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford or Lincoln must be performed by a Ford or Lincoln dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford or Lincoln dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 17C02.

Body, Interior & Misc., February 27, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 27, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
27,531
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V123000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles and 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles. In the event of a crash, the driver's frontal air bag may not fully inflate or the air bag cushion may detach from the air bag module. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
During deployment, if the air bag does not fully inflate or the cushion detaches, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag module, free of charge. Remedy parts are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the safety recall in March 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts are available, currently expected to be in August 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C02.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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