Ford is increasing its follow-up marketing campaign for 2004-2006 Ranger pickups beforehand recalled to have their Takata air bag inflators changed. Per Ford, some vans left service departments with their alternative inflators put in incorrectly, rendering the air luggage inoperable within the occasion of a collision. The corporate first introduced the problem again in March, recalling roughly 100,000 of the outdated child pickups for a re-examination. Now, the quantity is north of 230,000.
Per Ford’s defect report, if a beforehand remedied car has a passenger airbag inflator that was “misinstalled” and is in a crash occasion necessitating deployment of the passenger airbag, the airbag could not deploy as meant, rising the chance of damage. When Ford introduced the recall in March, it mentioned seven vans had been recognized with incorrectly put in alternative elements. Since, Ford expanded the scope of its investigation and has recognized a further car that left a service division with the restore improperly performed.
“On April 21, 2023, Ford’s Subject Evaluation Committee reviewed the priority and permitted a area motion to examine and restore (if crucial) all beforehand changed passenger frontal airbag inflators for all 2004-2006 Ford Rangers,” the corporate’s official chronology mentioned. No accidents or accidents have reportedly resulted from the problem as of the time of publication.