Takata Airbags Pose Danger to Owners of Ford Ranger Vehicles
Ford has announced a recall for decade-old trucks due to defective Takata airbags.
The manufacturer is voluntarily recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Ranger vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
In 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.
Ford is including about 360,000 trucks in this announcement.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that it would be adding to the already massive recall to fix faulty inflators.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 7, 2016.
Owners with questions about this recall can contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332.