Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2004-2006 Ford Ranger models that received replacement front passenger air bag inflators under a previous recall, and this particular recall is a follow up and a replacement to one issued in early March.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the replacement frontal passenger air bag inflators may have been installed incorrectly.
The hazards: an incorrectly installed inflator may not properly inflate the passenger air bag, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.
Components: front passenger air bag inflator.
Affected vehicles: select 2004-2006 Ford Ranger models produced between May 13th, 2003, through May 2nd, 2006.
Number of vehicles affected: 231,942
The fix: dealers will inspect and reinstall the front passenger air bag inflator, as necessary, free of charge.
Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on May 22th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S08.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S08
- NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.nhtsa.gov
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Seems to me and Ford “quality is job one” is dead and long, long gone! So sad a once great company forever changed.