NHTSA Recall 14V787000

 

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): FORD / GT 2005-2006 – FORD / RANGER 2004-2005

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company Report Receipt Date: DEC 12, 2014

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V787000 NHTSA Action Number: PE14016

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 0

Summary:

Ford Motor Company, (Ford) is conducting a regional recall for certain model year 2004-2005 Ford Ranger and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa, as well as certain areas of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia, are included. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence:

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.

Remedy:

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in the latter part of January 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 14S28. NOTE: This recall supersedes, in part, safety recall 14V-343 as to the front passenger air bag inflators only. The driver’s air bag inflators will continue to be addressed by that recall.