Ford is issuing a recall for approximately 215 select 2010 Ford Fusion and 2010-12 Lincoln MKZ vehicles to replace airbag modules that may not fully inflate passenger airbags. Dealers will replace the vehicle’s passenger airbag module at no cost to customers.
In a crash requiring deployment of the passenger airbag, a bracket that secures the airbag inflator to the module housing may deform and allow gas that inflates the airbag to leak. An incomplete inflation of the passenger airbag could result in an increased likelihood of injury. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries resulting from this condition.
Affected vehicles include 2010 Ford Fusion vehicles built at the Hermosillo Assembly Plant, from February through June 2010, and 2010-12 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built also in Hermosillo from March 2009 through July 2012.
The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S34.