Ford Expands Takata Airbag Recall to 2004-2006 Ranger Pickups
More than 390,000 Units Affected
The Ford Ranger has been out of production in North America since 2011. However, there are still millions of Rangers still on the road, and more than 391,000 units from the 2004-2006 model years are equipped with potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators. One death related to an airbag deployment has been reported. Of the 391,394 units, 361,692 are in the U.S. and territories and 29,334 are in Canada. The recall campaign is an expansion of recall campaign 14V-787. The campaign began in December 2015 and is ongoing.
Dealers will replace the front passenger side and driver side airbag inflators at no charge to the customer. To check if your vehicle is affected, go to www.ford.com, click on “Safety Recalls” at the bottom of the page, and enter your vehicle’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN). Owners can also call Ford customer service at 866-436-7332. If the vehicle is part of a fleet, call Ford’s Fleet Customer Information Center at 800-343-5338, option 3, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time or visit www.fleet.ford.com. The estimated repair time is less than half a day. However, depending on dealer service scheduling, the vehicle may need to be with the dealer for more than a day.