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Ford Ranger Recalled Over Incorrectly Installed Airbags

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.

Contacts:

  • 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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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. Mike

    Seems to me and Ford “quality is job one” is dead and long, long gone! So sad a once great company forever changed.

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