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2016-06-02 08:47

HUGE RECALL: Ford Motor Company will recall 1.9-million vehicles due to possibly faulty airbags. Ford SA says our market is not affected. Image: iStock

Detroit - Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 1.9-million vehicles in North America to replace faulty passenger-side front airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.

The recall is part of a nationwide expansion of an ongoing Takata airbag recall, which was already the largest US recall in history.

Ford South Africa says no local cars are affected.

Safety precaution

Certain Takata airbags can inflate with too much force and spew shrapnel into the vehicles. At least 11 deaths worldwide are related to the defect.

The vehicles affected in the expanded Ford recall are the 2007-2010 Ford Edge, 2006-2011 Ford Fusion, 2005-2011 Ford Mustang, 2007-2011 Ford Ranger, 2007-2010 Lincoln MKX and 2006-2011 Lincoln MKZ, Zephyr and Mercury Milan.

Ford says it's not aware of any injuries in these vehicles. It will notify customers and replace the airbags for free.

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