Ford expands massive faulty airbag recall to nearly 1M more vehicles

Ford on Friday extended its recall of hundreds of thousands of vehicles fitted with faulty airbags from automotive supplier Takata to include nearly 1 million vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada.

According to Ford, about 953,000 vehicles will need replacement airbag inflators after investigators determined that those safety devices could improperly inflate, sending shrapnel into occupants in a crash. The faulty inflators are responsible for 15 confirmed deaths in the U.S., federal investigators said in a report last month.