2006 FORD RANGER - AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2006 Ford Ranger trucks. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
HazardIn the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with sharp metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Consumer ActionFord will notify owners, instructing them not to drive their vehicles. Dealers will replace the passenger's frontal air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 16, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S02.