The total number of Ford vehicles recalled with defective airbag inflators is now 538,977 worldwide, 462,911 of which are in the US.
The following Ford models have been recalled:
These vehicles are not manufactured in VIN order! Information as to the relevance of this action to specific vehicles can best be obtained by either calling Ford's toll-free line at 1-866-436-7332 or by contacting a local Ford or Lincoln dealer. All owners will be notified by email and instructed to take their vehicle to a Ford or Lincoln retailer to have this field service action performed, free of charge.
As stated in Florida Statutes Section 860.146:
'It is unlawful for anyone to knowingly purchase, sell, or install on any vehicle any fake airbag or junk-filled airbag compartment. Any person who violates this subsection commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.'
Defective airbag cases can be very complicated so you should seek legal advice as early as possible following an accident or injury that involves defective airbags. Plaintiffs in defective airbag cases do not need to prove negligence on the part of a dealership or manufacturer.
An experienced lawyer can advise you of your rights and available solutions. It is still possible to establish legal claims against the manufacturers for airbag accidents and injuries related to airbag accidents, even if a vehicle manufacturer has considered all the safety standards. We will provide you with a free initial case evaluation once we received the initial documents needed, including a copy of the accident report, documents regarding the purchase of the vehicle, pictures taken at the scene of the crash, and a copy of your medical records.