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 #127012
NHTSA Compaign #17V787000
MFG Compaign #17S42
 ManufacturerFord Motor Company
 SupplierFORD
 BrandFORD
 ModelRANGER
 Model Year2004
 ComponentAIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
 Date of notification16/01/18
 Begin date of manufacuring24/03/03
 End date of manufacturing04/05/06
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received11/12/17
 Report created11/12/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units328213
 Defect summaryFord motor company (ford) is superseding a previous recall for certain 2004-2006 ford ranger trucks to implement a final repair. 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 driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began january 16, 2018. Owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17s42. Note: this recall supersedes recall 16v-036 which was an interim repair. Vehicles that received a replacement air bag inflator under the previous campaign need to return to a dealer to have an alternate inflator installed.
 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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