Ford is Recalling Certain 2006 Ford Ranger Trucks Due to Driver Side Air Bag Inflator May Explode

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V023000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 33,310
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2006 Ford Ranger trucks. Ford is requesting owners NOT TO DRIVE these vehicles until they have been repaired. 

On January 11, 2018, Ford Motor Company (Ford) notified NHTSA that they are recalling 2,700 model year 2006 Ranger vehicles built with driver-side air bag inflators . As of February 9, 2018, Ford is expanding the recall to a total of 33,310 model year 2006 Ranger vehicles.

Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
Ford will notify owners instructing them to not drive their vehicles, and dealers will replace the front driver side air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall for the original population began on January 16, 2018. Owners within the expanded population will be notified beginning in the week of February 12, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S02.

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