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Ford calls review almost 2 million vehicles

Ford said Wednesday the recall of nearly 2 million vehicles, mostly in North America, to repair the front passenger air bag installed by the Japanese Takata.

The automaker said the recall affects 1,898,728 vehicles Ford Edge models 2007-2010 Ford Fusion 2006-2011 Ford Mustang 2005-2011 Ford Ranger 2007-2010 Lincoln MKX 2007-2010 Lincoln MKZ and Mercury Milan 2006-2011 2006-2011.

Total vehicles will have to be repaired, 1,896,443 are in the United States, 1,304 in Canada and one in Mexico. The remaining 980 are in other jurisdictions.

The default Takata airbags, which affects between 35 and 40 million vehicles in the United States, focuses on the inflators swell airbags at the time of impact.

The default Takata inflators, equipping vehicles the world's leading automotive brands, has been linked by US authorities with ten deaths and over a hundred injuries in the United States.

The degradation over time of the ammonium nitrate used in airbag inflators makes Takata may explode when activated, causing the release at high speed of the metal particles inflator.

Takata airbags produced with a chemical that absorbs moisture is not affected with this problem and have not been called to review.

Initially, Takata said the problem only affected the vehicle airbag in climates with high temperatures and humidity but US officials reported in early May that "science clearly shows that these inflators are insecure with the passage of time."

In 2015, NHTSA Takata imposed the largest civil fine in its history, 200 million dollars for its airbag defect and resistance for weeks to review call for defective products.

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