The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after prolonged exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high-temperature cycling.
In the event of an airbag being deployed, it may underinflate or the excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator body to rupture and metal fragments may pass through the cushion material causing injury to the occupants.
The Ford Mondeo models affected by this recall were manufactured between 6 February 2007 to 28 February 2017.
Ford recall code: 20S32
Source: Rapex Alert 38/2020 A12/01240/20