March 18, 2023 – Ford announces a recall affecting 98,550 units of the 2004-2006 Ranger pickup trucks, as the passenger airbags in these vehicles were improperly installed after a series of previous recalls. This heightens the injury risk in an accident if the airbag fails to inflate.
When a collision occurs, the front passenger airbag is designed to inflate rapidly, protecting the occupant from striking the dashboard or windshield.
In the impacted vehicles, the airbag inflator – responsible for activating the airbag – was incorrectly installed after multiple Takata airbag recalls.
The airbag may not deploy during a collision, raising the risk of injury.
Ford issued a Ranger recall in December 2017 due to deteriorating airbags manufactured by Takata. In 2018, the company recalled additional vehicles with inflators also at risk of rupturing.
By November 2022, Ford began investigating the repairs after receiving reports of improperly installed replacement airbag inflators, leading to the current recall.
Authorized dealers will reinstall the front passenger airbag inflator at no cost to the customer. Ford will provide reimbursements to owners who have already paid for repairs prior to the official recall announcement.
Owners of recalled motor vehicles will be notified by March 31, 2023.
This Ford airbag inflator recall impacts more than 98,000 vehicles. To determine if your vehicle is included, the complimentary Ford recall check.
Other recalls involving Ford:
In November 2022, Ford recalled Bronco SUVs because the dashboard screen failed to show the rearview image when the vehicle was in Reverse.
In January 2023, Ford initiated a recall for Lincoln Navigator and Lincoln Corsair SUVs, citing a faulty chime that drivers might not hear when they are prompted to fasten their seat belts.
If this airbag defect harmed you or a loved one, you or your loved one could file a lawsuit to recover substantial monetary compensation. The time to file your claim is limited by state law, so don’t hesitate to contact our national product injury law firm today. Parker Waichman LLP is a leading national law firm with extensive experience in handling auto defect injury and wrongful death cases. Our skilled product liability attorneys are ready to guide you through the recall process and help you receive the compensation your case deserves.
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