2004 Ford RANGER Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

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2004 Ford RANGER Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #118602
NHTSA Compaign #16V036000
MFG Compaign #16S03
 ManufacturerFord Motor Company
 SupplierFORD
 BrandFORD
 ModelRANGER
 Model Year2004
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
 Date of notification26/02/16
 Begin date of manufacuring24/03/03
 End date of manufacturing04/05/06
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received25/01/16
 Report created25/01/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units361692
 Defect summaryFord 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.
 Consequence summaryIn 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 actionFord 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.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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