The idea that it is being recalled indicates it isn't safe. In the event of an accident and air bag deployment, you could be seriously hurt.
There is nothing that you can do to make it safe. The only thing you may consider is removing the fuses powering the air bag system. Then again, if you are in an accident, the air bags will not deploy. Thus, it is dangerous.
Other than removing the fuses, I'm not sure what to tell you. I have no idea why Ford is allowing this to happen. If parts are on back order, they should find a safe solution.
I attached a pic of the smart junction box (fuse box) that is under the dash on the driver's side. I highlighted the two fuses that will shut down the system. If you decide this is how you want to do it, the air bag light will come on when these fuses are removed. If it doesn't, you removed the wrong fuses.
I wish I had a better and safer answer. I hope you understand. LOL Honestly, which of the two options is safer? I don't like either of them. Actually, I would demand the dealer that sold you the car refund your money and take the car back.
Remember, if the airbag light doesn't turn on when you remove the fuses, it is still active. The light has to be on for it to be off.
Let me know if you have other questions.
Take care and be careful.
Saturday, March 27th, 2021 AT 10:15 PM