The Takata Airbag Recall

Your safety is our priority. It is possible that you might be driving a Ford vehicle that is part of a nationwide Takata airbag recall. These airbags can explode and spray shrapnel that could injure you. It is important that you determine if your vehicle has been affected. If it has been affected you can get a FREE repair by a Ford Dealer. It is possible that only the driver's or passenger's side may be affected, or both. Either way, it is important that you bring your vehicle in to your nearest for dealer and get it taken care of. 

Ford Vehicles in the highest priority groups are:

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

Frequently asked questions:

What is the safety issue with Takata airbags?

Takata determined that a defect related to a motor vehicle safety may arise in some non-desiccated ammonium nitrate airbag inflators due to a propellant degradation occurring after portaged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures and high temperature cycling. Testing and analyses conducted by Takata and by independent entities have found that there are wide differences in the time periods in which propellant degradation takes place. The propellant degradation varies in different climate zones, vehicle makes and models, and airbag inflator and propellant configurations. If the propellant in the airbag inflator has degraded, a rupture in the inflator may occur should the airbag inflate due to a crash. A ruptured inflator can send inflator parts toward vehicle occupants, resulting in serious injuries or death. 

Is my vehicle included in this recall?

Click here to visit our simple online tool to determine if your vehicle is included in any recall. All you have to do is enter your vehicle's 17 character vehicle identification number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, including those that relate to Tokata. You can find your vehicle VIN on a metal plate located on the lower portion of the instrument panel, just inside the windshield on the driver's side.  You can refer to your owner's guide for the specific location in your vehicle. 

Are there any warning signs or symptoms that would indicate that my vehicle has this issue?


How can I get my vehicle fixed?

If your vehicle is affected, you will receive a letter from ford notifying you of the recall. When parts become available, Ford will notify you by mail that you should schedule an appointment with your nearest Ford dealer to have your vehicle serviced for the recall. 

Where can I get more information about this issue?

Please visit NHTSA's website dedicated to the Takata airbag inflator recall issue. NHTSA also offers a VIN look-up tool to determine if any vehicle is under recall.