Ford has announced a worldwide recall of more than 953,000 cars due to safety concerns over defective airbag inflators.But Which? has discovered that UK cars are not affected.
The inflators, built by Japanesecar parts company Takata, are found in Ford models including the 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX.
Keep scrolling for more on the Takata recall, which is part of the largest series of recalls in US history.
The ammonium nitrate used to inflate the airbags in some cars has been found to deteriorate over time due to heat and humidity.This change can cause the inflators to explode under excessive force, blowing apart the metal canister designed to contain the explosion.
At least 23 people have been killed worldwide by failed Takata inflators found in vehicles from Acura, Ford and Honda. However, Ford says it does not know of any injuries occurring in vehicles included in this latest recall.
Over 782,000 vehicles in the US are affected by the recall, while a further149,652 are on Canadian roads.
Ford has told Which? that none of its cars in the UK use Takata airbag inflators. In other words, UK drivers aren't affected by this latest recall.
The following Ford cars in the US and Canada are affected by the Takata recall:
Just because your car isn't part of this recall, it doesn't necessarily mean that it isn't part of an existing recall.
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