OK, this situation can be confusing but I'll try to get it to make sense. The earlier recal (14B09) was to replace the inflators on some of the earlier cars. The newer recall (15S19) is to eventually replace all the 05-14 driver inflators [/i]when the parts become available[/i]. Since at this point Takata doesn't seem to know what exactly caused the problem, they will stiil the have to develop a solution. After that it will take some time to then make several million of them. Add to that the fact that most of the problems have been in high-humidity areas, and it gets complicated more by prioritizing the cars in the high-humidity regions. So the only 'fix' that can be performed right now is under the earlier (14B09) recall which will eventually be replaced by the eventual revised parts down the road. Got that so far?
When you come into the dealer most will run a report that will show any open programs on your car. Since we get paid by Ford to do them ( I am a Ford tech) we have NO reason not to unless A, you don't bring the car in or B, we cannot get the parts. We try to do our best to catch those even when customers don't mention the letters that are sitting in their junk mail pile and ignored (why would someone ignore a safety recall that costs you nothing, you say? Beats me.). Right now there are no parts for the final fix, so speculation of favoritism has no basis in fact here. You will get another letter from Ford Motor Co. The dealer has no part in it.
So that's the straight scoop. Nobody wants to have to be leery of the safety device in your face. Nobody wants to be told to wait. I wouldn't like it either. Waiting on Takata. So are several other manufacturers who use their bags.