Ford announced a recall last week after they noticed 45 air bags were missing from their stock service parts that were supposed to be purged. The company has been unable to locate the Takata air bags and believe they may have been installed in the 2004 - 2006 Ford Ranger's that underwent repair around the country.

In addition to 153,000 Ford Rangers being recalled, automakers suspect that 1,100 Takata air bags were also installed in other models following repairs after a crash. Here is a list of the types of other vehicles involved in the recall.

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  • Ford Ranger: 2004 - 2011
  • Ford Mustang: 2005 - 2014
  • Ford Fushion: 2008 - 2012
  • Ford Edge: 2007 - 2010
  • Ford GT: 2006
  • Mercury Milans: 2009 - 2011
  • Lincoln MKZ: 2010 - 2012
  • Lincoln MKX: 2007 - 2010

Owners of the affected vehicles will start receiving recall notices the week of March 8. All vehicles will be inspected for the air bags and will be replaced if found.

The Takata air bags were pulled from millions of vehicles after discovering that they were related to several fatalities and injuries. At least 27 deaths worldwide and 400 people have been injured by the air bags.

According to the Associated Press, the air bags were recalled because the chemical used to inflate the air bag can burn too quickly when it's exposed to high heat and humidity. This is dangerous because it can cause a metal canister to blow apart.
You can check Ford's recalls here.

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