Ford recalls over 953,000 vehicles to replace inflators

COLMA, CA - APRIL 26: Ford Ranger pickups parked on the lot at the Serramonte Ford dealership on April 26, 2011 in Colma, California. Benefiting from strong demand for smaller cars and pickups Ford Motor Co. beat out Wall Street's estimates by reporting its best first quarter earnings since 1998 with a reported earnings of 2.6 billion dollars. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Ford is recalling more than 953,000 vehicles worldwide to replace Takata passenger airbag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel.

The move includes 782,000 vehicles in the U.S. and is part of the largest series of recalls in U.S. history.

Included are the 2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, the 2010 and 2011 Ford Ranger, the 2010 to 2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 and 2011 Mercury Milan, and the 2010 to 2014 Ford Mustang.

Some of the recalls may be limited to specific geographic areas of the U.S.

At least 23 people have been killed worldwide by the inflators.

Ford says it doesn’t know of any injuries in vehicles included in this recall. Dealers will replace the inflators.

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