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CARFAX understands how much your Ford’s safety matters to you. Open recalls can go unnoticed when a car changes ownership. Recently, recalls have skyrocketed due to concerns about Takata airbag inflator safety, so stay up to date on your car.

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According to a 2016 CARFAX study, there are more than 43 million Ford vehicles on American roads today. Current CARFAX data estimates that most Fords driven today have had 2 or more owners.

2016 Takata Airbag Recalls

June 1, 2016 - Ford added about 1.9 million to the number of recalls resulting from Takata airbag defects. The issue prompting this recall expansion is an absence of desiccants (moisture-removing compounds) from the passenger-side frontal airbag inflators.

Models affected:

  • 2005-2011 Ford Mustang
  • 2007-2010 Ford Edge
  • 2006-2011 Ford Fusion
  • 2007-2011 Ford Ranger


January 26, 2016 – Ford has now included all 2004-2006 Ford Rangers in the Takata airbag recalls, with an added total of 391,394 Ford vehicles now affected by the ongoing recall expansion.

Models affected:

    • 2004-2006 Ford Ranger


    2016 Recall News

    June 29. 2016 – Ford issued three recalls in order to make safety-related updates to about 8,500 vehicles of various 2015 and 2016 model types.

    Ford recalled around 900 electric vehicles in order to update their transmission differential assemblies, preventing the excessive wear of certain parts.

    Models affected:

    • 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electric

    In order to replace the frames of that improperly secured driver seats, Ford issued a recall of approximately 7,000 trucks and SUVs of the 2016 model year.

    Models affected:

    • 2016 Ford F-150
    • 2016 Ford Explorer

    Ford released a recall of about 600 Ford Transit Connect vehicles due to potential braking issues.

    Models affected:

    • 2016 Ford Transit Connect

    May 25, 2016 – As of late May, Ford recalled over 270,000 North American pickup trucks of the 2013 and 2014 model years due to potential brake failure in F-150s caused by fluid leaks in the brake master cylinder.

    Models affected:

    • 2013 -2014 Ford F-150 (3.5-liter)

    April 27, 2016 – Ford has released multiple safety recalls and safety compliance recalls of over 200,000 North American vehicles due to potential speed control issues. The recalls focus on potentially faulty transmission components in certain Ford models that can cause unexpected shifts in speed.

    Models affected:

    • 2011-2012 Ford F-150
    • 2012 Ford Expedition
    • 2012 Ford Mustang

    May 31, 2016 – Ford released three safety recalls affecting about 48,300 vehicles in North America in order to adjust airbags and replace engine and parking brake components in certain 2015 and 2016 Ford models.

    About 38,000 Ford Transit vehicles require inspection and possible adjustment of their side-curtain airbags.

    Models affected:

    • 2015-2016 Ford Transit (low-roof)

    Ford released a recall on about 5,500 vehicles, including certain Lincoln SUVs, in order to replace their block heaters. This update is to prevent potential engine overheating and under-hood fire.

    Models affected:

    • 2015-2016 Ford Explorer

    About 4,800 Ford trucks require their parking brake connector clips to be replaced, in order to prevent brake malfunction.

    Models affected:

    • 2015-2016 Ford F-650
    • 2015-2016 Ford F-750

    February 24, 2016 – Ford issued a safety recall on about 55, 200 North American vehicles in order to fix potential problems with Ford Transit seat belts and F-150 seat sensors.

    Around 51,500 Ford Transit wagons are recalled for potential replacement of rear seat belt buckles.

    Models affected:

    • 2015-2016 Ford Transit wagons

    About 3,700 F-150 trucks face recall due to an issue with the sensor in multi-contour, front passenger seats regarding the system’s capability to classify a passenger as either adult or child under certain conditions.

    Models affected:

    • 2016 Ford F-150 trucks

    January 27, 2016 – 83 Ford E-Series cutaway and chassis cab vehicles are being recalled in North America because of a possible problem with the trailer brake system.

    Models affected:

    • 2016 Ford E-Series (cutaway and chassis cab)

    2015 Recall News (Updated):

    The May 2015 NHTSA recall expansion brought the total count of Ford vehicles recalled as a result of Takata airbag inflator issues to over 1.5 million.

    Models affected:

    • 2005-2014 Ford Mustang
    • 2005-2006 Ford GT
    • 2004-2006 Ford Ranger

    Ford Recalls 2015: Takata Airbag Update

    Ford has open recalls on approximately 538,977 cars as part of the Takata Airbag recall.

    This recall was expanded as of May 2015 with the announcement that approximately 34 million cars on US roads are equipped with defective airbags manufactured by Takata.

    Models affected by this recall include the Ranger (2004-2005), GT (2005-2006), and Mustang (2005-2008).

    Ford Recalls 2014: List of Major News

    In September 2014 Ford issued recall notices for 850,000 vehicles due to an issue with the restraints control module. Affected models included 2014-2014 Ford C-Max, Ford Fusion, Ford Escape, and Lincoln MKZ. (Source: CBS News)

    In October 2014, more than 200,000 Ford vehicles received a safety recall for fuel tank mounts, specifically 2007-2008 model year Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers. (Source: Fortune)

    In August 2014, for an issue with halfshafts, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Ford Motor Company issued recalls potentially affecting 83,250 vehicles including 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX; 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX; and 2013-2014 model year Ford Flex and Lincoln MKTs. (Source: NHTSA)

    Check Ford Recalls by VIN

    CARFAX’s database of open safety recalls includes information affecting a wide variety of automotive parts, from airbags, brakes, engines, transmissions, to even brackets, hoses, and bolts. Keep yourself and your family safe by searching by VIN number to see if your car has an open recall or had one that was fixed and the service reported in your vehicle’s history.

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