Ford is recalling 1.9 million vehicles to replace dangerous Takata airbag inflators which have been known to explode. The inflators that need to be replaced are in the passenger-side frontal airbags. See the full list of recalled vehicles.
Takata's inflators don't contain a drying agent called desiccate. Over time, the ammonium nitrate inside the inflator can become unstable when exposed to heat and humidity. If they do explode, metal shrapnel can shoot throughout the cabin and has injured, or in some cases killed the people inside. Yikes!
Parts are scarce right now, so owners should get an initial recall notice in the mail, and then another notice when parts become available.More information on carcomplaints.com
A large number of Subaru vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).