Mustang Australia has issued a recall for previous-generation Ford Mustang models built between 2006 and 2014, as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign.
The manufacturer reports that the driver's side airbag inflator could be faulty, potentially endangering the life of the vehicle's occupants.
As with all Takata-related campaigns, the airbags are susceptible to moisture intrusion over time, causing the propellant to degrade.
If the condition occurs and the vehicle is involved in a collision, the metal airbag inflator housing could rupture, shooting metal fragments into the cabin.
Owners are urged to contact Mustang Australia directly on (02) 9438 500 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a replacement airbag.
The repairs will be carried out free of charge.
The Takata airbag recall affects more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are more than five million vehicles in Australia, the equivalent of four years of nationwide sales.
Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries. One Australian motorist lost their life to a faulty Takata airbag in July 2017, one month after another Australian driver was seriously injured.
In February 2018, the recall of vehicles affected by the faulty Takata airbags was made compulsory under law, with affected manufacturers required to replace all defective airbags by the end of 2020. Last month the ACCC added some 1.1 million vehicles to the compulsory recall.