2007-'12 Ford Flex Among Vehicles Recalled for Airbag Defect | Edmunds

2007-'12 Ford Flex Among Vehicles Recalled for Airbag Defect

DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is recalling 199 2007-?12 Ford Flex, Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS and Mercury Sable vehicles because of an airbag defect, the automaker said.

"In certain vehicles, the chemical enhancer for the second-stage airbag deployment could be missing from the module, which may increase the risk of an injury in a crash that requires second-stage deployment," Ford said in a statement. "This condition does not affect primary-stage airbag deployment."

There are no accidents or injuries linked to the recall. Ford said the problem is not related to the Takata airbag inflator recall.

The affected vehicles were built at the Chicago Assembly Plant and Oakville Assembly from December 13, 2007 through October 6, 2011.

Ford dealers and Lincoln dealers will replace the airbag module. The recall is expected to begin on June 13. Owners can contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673.

No information about this recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Dealers are waiting for parts in this recall. If you own one of these vehicles and have an immediate concern, it?s best to contact your dealer now.

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