Earlier this year, Lincoln’s parent company – Ford – petitioned the government to delay an important Takata recall. Their reason? The airbags in question contain calcium sulfate which is supposed to stabilize the inflators and prevent them from exploding and the automaker wanted more time to research the issue.
Well, time’s up.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the request “isn’t reasonable based on the data that has been collected.” Most notably, the data from Takata themselves that said – and I’m paraphrasing here – “WHOOPS, OUR FIX DIDN’T WORK – RECALL NOW.”