Vehicle: 2004-2006 FORD RANGER
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company
Manufactured between: 3/24/2003 – 5/4/2006
Recalled on: 1/25/2016
Influenced by: OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on: 2/26/2016 # Affected 361,692
Recalled for: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL: DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Ranger vehicles manufactured March 24, 2003, to May 4, 2006. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequences: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Corrective action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began February 26, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 16S03. Note: This recall supersedes 14V-343 and only applies to Rangers manufactured in North America.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.