2017 Lincoln Continental Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Black Velvet Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$22,459 - $46,720
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
16 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
305-400
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.9Interior 4.0Comfort 4.1Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

The 2017 Lincoln Continental returns in name but is otherwise an all-new flagship luxury sedan. It arrives with sleek looks, a comfortable ride, nifty features and room to spare. In mid-$40,000 form and pitted against a Volvo S90 it's a good value, but that proposition wanes in upper-tier forms where its price can nearly double.

Lincoln Continental Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Premiere $22,459 - $26,485
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Back-Up Camera
close icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
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check icon Keyless Start
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check icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
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chevronDown icon Select $27,368 - $32,677
Horsepower: 305 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8, 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Reserve $29,389 - $35,094
Horsepower: 335 hp - 400 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19, 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Livery $44,720 - $46,720
Horsepower: 305 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Navigation System
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check icon Back-Up Camera
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chevronDown icon Black Label $32,969 - $39,254
Horsepower: 335 hp - 400 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
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check icon Keyless Start
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check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$22,459 - $26,485
$27,368 - $32,677

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 (hp)
305 - 335 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L Ti, 3.7L TI
3.7L Ti, 3.7L TI, 2.7L GTDI V6
chevronDown icon Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
check icon
Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
check icon
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
check icon
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
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Standard
check icon
Standard

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.4 (in.)
44.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 (in.)
39.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
41.3 (in.)
41.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 (in.)
37.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.7 (cu. ft.)
16.7 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard
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Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Standard
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Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50WR18
P245/40R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
117.9 (in.)
117.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.8 (ft.)
41.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
201.4 (in.)
201.4 (in.)

Width

Width
75.3 (in.)
75.3 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4224 - 4396 (.lbs)
4224 - 4396 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 (hp)
335 (hp)

Torque

Torque
280 (ft. lbs.)
380 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 (gal.)
19 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Standard
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Standard

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (2)

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Exterior Lighting > Headlights Oct 11, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 11, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V731000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles manufactured June 14, 2016, to September 23, 2016 and equipped with high intensity discharge (HID) headlights. The headlights may have been built with incorrect lenses, adversely affecting the turn signal visibility as well as not being properly marked. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Assoc. Equipment."
Consequence:
Reduced turn signal visibility to other drivers and pedestrians can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlights, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 16, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C15.
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Air Bags > Frontal > Driver Side Inflator Module Feb 26, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 26, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V123000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles and 2017 Lincoln Continental vehicles. In the event of a crash, the driver's frontal air bag may not fully inflate or the air bag cushion may detach from the air bag module. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence:
During deployment, if the air bag does not fully inflate or the cushion detaches, there is an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began June 16, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C02.

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