Ford, Mazda Expand 'Do Not Drive' Recall of 2006 Ranger, B-Series Pickups

2006 Ford Ranger
Ford has announced a second high-priority recall involving approximately 30,600 model-year 2006 Ranger compact pickup trucks equipped with Takata non-dessicated airbag inflators. Ford is urging owners to immediately stop driving Rangers built at the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in Minnesota from Aug. 10, 2005, to Dec. 15, 2005, and from Aug. 5, 2005, to Nov. 4, 2005. Reuters is reporting that approximately 1,800 Mazda B-Series compact pickups built by Ford also are covered under this recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calls the trucks an "immediate risk to safety" and recommends owners stop driving them immediately and get them repaired.

Ford and Mazda issued a stop driving warning in January and continued testing affected trucks; these additional recalls are a result of that testing. The Takata airbag inflators in these pickups have a higher risk of rupturing in the event of a crash than other Ranger and B-Series pickups.

Parts are now available to repair the pickups. Dealers will get the trucks directly from owners and provide a loaner if necessary, all free of charge. To find out if your Ranger is affected, check your vehicle identification number on the VIN checker at Ford's recall site. The Ford reference number for this recall is 18S02. Owners of B-Series pickups can use the VIN checker at Mazda's recall site. Owners also can call Ford at 866-436-7332 and Mazda at 800-222-5500.

For a full list of all vehicles included in the Takata airbag inflator recall, click here.

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Comments

Why not just recall all vehicles with these takata air bags. Stop picking and choosing before it's tool late when you have life at risk in your hands.

Stop Driving Ford
Do Not Drive
OK

What a shame!!!!

Takata just wont end

Takata just wont end

Posted by: Clint | Feb 13, 2018 11:11:34 AM

Why is Ford always that last to respond to safety recalls. Ford has known about this for years.

Takata just wont end

Posted by: Clint | Feb 13, 2018 11:11:34 AM

Why is Ford always that last to respond to safety recalls. Ford has known about this for years.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Feb 13, 2018 12:11:29 PM

It takes a very long time to allocate which cars/trucks had these airbags.

It's not their fault, but we know you always try to blame Ford for something.

What do they call that? Oh yea, childish.

It takes a very long time to allocate which cars/trucks had these airbags.

It's not their fault, but we know you always try to blame Ford for something.

What do they call that? Oh yea, childish.

Posted by: Frank | Feb 13, 2018 12:23:29 PM

You must not have heard about serial #'s and build sheets.

@ GMSRGREAT


GM, the perpetual child. By not recalling, GM is the last to respond...and still haven’t responded.

“ GM Makes Third Request to Avoid Takata Recalls “

“ The automaker makes a case for letting 6.8 million vehicles remain on the road with defective airbags “


http://www.thedrive.com/news/18345/gm-makes-third-request-to-avoid-takata-recalls

You must not have heard about serial #'s and build sheets.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Feb 13, 2018 12:28:47 PM

I've heard of this, oh yeah.

You must not have heard about how a Company is Ran.

http://www.thedrive.com/news/18345/gm-makes-third-request-to-avoid-takata-recalls

Posted by: GMBailout | Feb 13, 2018 12:54:02 PM

Great find. Now read the article.

You must not have heard about serial #'s and build sheets.


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Feb 13, 2018 12:28:47 PM

I've heard of this, oh yeah.

You must not have heard about how a Company is Ran.


Posted by: Frank | Feb 13, 2018 12:55:02 PM

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They know exactly which airbags are in what vehicles. The difference is that Ford has a known issue with letting recalls go until the NHTSA pushes on them. It's called, "were not paying until we are forced to".

https://www.boston.com/cars/cars/2016/11/01/the-automakers-that-have-the-best-and-worst-recall-rates


Just stop Frank....

“ that these 6.8 million vehicles with Takata airbag inflators will never kill anyone when GM has not even replaced half of the inflators on the vehicles they have recalled.”

Hard to trust a company that hid their death ignition module

The plane has crashed into the mountain.

Basically NO vehicle with these bags is to be trusted---period.

What a disaster.

“ that these 6.8 million vehicles with Takata airbag inflators will never kill anyone when GM has not even replaced half of the inflators on the vehicles they have recalled.”

Hard to trust a company that hid their death ignition module


Posted by: GMBailout | Feb 13, 2018 2:19:05 PM

GM still has a much better rate of initiating recalls than Ford. As I recall, the Takata inflators have killed numerous people already.

What does that say about Ford?

Frank????

Lets stop the blame game on the companies, and put it ALL ON TAKATA!!!! That's who is to blame. That's who should be poutout of business for negligence and poor productivity! Not Ford, GM, Toyota, ect....

GM still has a much better rate of initiating recalls than Ford. As I recall, the Takata inflators have killed numerous people already.

What does that say about Ford?

Frank????


Posted by: andrwken | Feb 13, 2018 2:29:26 PM

You said yourself, "TAKATA Inflator."

GM has hidden the ignition switch debacle for years, so far back that the old GM is getting it handed too

GM, the perpetual child. By not recalling, GM is the last to respond...and still haven’t responded.

“ GM Makes Third Request to Avoid Takata Recalls “

“ The automaker makes a case for letting 6.8 million vehicles remain on the road with defective airbags “


http://www.thedrive.com/news/18345/gm-makes-third-request-to-avoid-takata-recalls
Posted by: GMBailout | Feb 13, 2018 12:54:02 PM

There's a good reason why they haven't:

"GM hired Orbital ATK, a Virginia rocket science firm that determined the cause of Takata's air bag explosions, to test its truck inflators. As of December, Orbital ATK had checked 648 GM inflators by simulating heat and humidity cycles, finding that they would perform as designed for 30 years, according to GM. The automaker said that in 4,907 more inflators tested in labs and in 63,000 air bag deployments on real roads, none of the truck and SUV inflators malfunctioned."

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/3rd-time-general-motors-seeks-avoid-takata-recalls-52910557

Funny how the comment section went silent when Aldo shared some information on why GM hasn't recalled their custom designed airbag inflators.

It's also funny how quick the Ford guys bring up the ignition recall or this airbag stuff. Why hasn't Ford fixed the brake failure issues on the F-150 after all these years? Two generations of Ecoboost F-150's with sudden loss of brakes, yet Ford would rather force the government to conduct their own investigation instead of just fixing the problem.

“ Why the All-New 2019 Chevy Silverado Will Cost General Motors 60,000 Sales “

And when the 2019 is released, that eyesore will cost GM even more sales than 60k.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-2019-chevy-silverado-cost-223400518.html

Everybody with half a brain came to the conclusion of "do not drive" the first time they saw or test drove a Ranger. Common knowledge since 1983.

@ BD

Then there’s you with less than half a brain

Makes perfect sense to enact this recall. The reason being the sheer number of these robust trucks still on the road. You notice there is no such recall for GM S series pickups same years, the simple reason being there are virtually none left roadworthy, hence no need for a recall. I am certain the GM execs made that case with the feds. Lol!!!!!

Brick

let me guess?
you own the F-150 with the 5.0 ?

I see it all the time where the 5.0 owners are the biggest critics of the Eco-Boost
just keep patting yourself on the back and make more excuses and regret why you didn't pick the Eco-Boost instead of the 5.0 and keep telling yourself over and over again "i'm glad I have the 5.0"

just like that co-worker that does the job better than everybody else where everybody finds fault with him just to make themselves feel better

I must have struck a nerve. Which half of your brain did it trigger? Try using both halves the next time you comment, or whatever meager amount you were hatched with.

@ BD

Go back to bed Black Dynamite

@ Ecoboost Rules

I have a hunch Brick drives, well when it’s not a repair bay, a 5.3L failure that gets owned by a little 2.7EB

FORD OWNERS KEEP FORGETTING THE GOVERNMENT BAILOUT FOR THE TRANSMISSION DEFECT (THE KILLER)
BUT I STILL REMEMBER.

http://autoweek.com/article/wait-theres-more/little-warning-label-saved-ford-23-million-vehicle-recall

^^^^^

What does that have to do with anything johnny doe?

If you try REALLY hard and use both of that brain of yours maybe you can come up with something insulting next time.

@ BD

“ both of that brain “?

Sorry, I don’t understand gibberish

have a hunch Brick drives, well when it’s not a repair bay, a 5.3L failure that gets owned by a little 2.7EB

@ GMbailout

I'll take my GM small block V8 any day over any eco-bust....and alot more on this forum would agree with me!

And the 5.3 has less problems than your 2.7L

Why are so many company's with the job of protecting the public ending up being the opposite?

"Both halves" I meant to type. An obvious typing error that anyone with half a brain would have realized. Use both halves of yours to figure it out and keep up. Have a very special day and don't drive any Rangers.

@ Ecoboost Rules

I have a hunch Brick drives, well when it’s not a repair bay, a 5.3L failure that gets owned by a little 2.7EB

Posted by: GMBailout | Feb 13, 2018 9:07:00 PM

The 5.3 is easily one of the most successful engines of all time. It has been in continuous production for nearly 20 years with millions on top of millions sold. When sudden loss of power throttle body failing, the exhaust smoking, crankcase oil diluting, timing chain eating, turbo failing eco-boost can match that kind of success, get back to us.

Why are so many company's with the job of protecting the public ending up being the opposite?...Posted by: Stevadore | Feb 14, 2018

@Stevadore

It is not the obligation of Ford or other auto makers to make your life any safer than it already might be.

The passive restraint systems that are causing so much grief (takata air bags) were forced by Washington on Detroit, not the other way around.

Despite the technology being available much earlier, resistance from Washington politicians---in this case then-Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole, Senator Bob Dole's wife---prevented the adoption of air bags by at least 10 years, in my opinion.

This sort of technology ought to be optional, not required. Given that the damn thing might cause horrible injuries on its own is reason enough.

"Both halves" I meant to type. An obvious typing error that anyone with half a brain would have realized. Use both halves of yours to figure it out and keep up. Have a very special day and don't drive any Rangers.

Posted by: BD | Feb 14, 2018 9:26:13 AM

Haha, actually I though you were trying to say "use both of your brain cells ", which makes sense when taking into account your targeted audience. GMBailout, have someone with an education explain that to you.

Sensitive Ford Kids these days.

I suppose that is what happens when your favorite company is getting it's chopped busted in the majority of articles out there.

Poor management.
Poor earnings.
Poor performing stock.
$3 gas would have them on the government door step faster than any other corporation now that they are killing off most of their car line.

I have a hunch Brick drives, well when it’s not a repair bay, a 5.3L failure that gets owned by a little 2.7EB


Posted by: GMBailout | Feb 13, 2018 9:07:00 PM

Funny there have been 10 times as many Ecoboosts with thrown rods, blown turbos, or stretched timing chains than there has ever been broken 5.3's. Ford really knows how to screw up an engine. I see that the 2.7 ecoboost is coming along nicely. Worn out valve guides at 20k miles? Wobbling valves leading to broken valves. Not to mention the same old blown turbos and timing chain rattles. I see that they haven't even gotten around to reducing the fuel dilution problem. Not good when 5% of the engine oil is actually gasoline.

GMSRGREAT you're correct, hardly a single brain cell to be found in half the posters here. Maybe someday they can find two working cells and rub them together and create a real idea. I swear some of them need to wear a helmet all day. Others like Chingon need to be stuffed with crazy pills, locked in a padded cell and sprayed with a fire hose.

Sensitive Ford Kids these days.

I suppose that is what happens when your favorite company is getting it's chopped busted in the majority of articles out there.

Poor management.
Poor earnings.
Poor performing stock.
$3 gas would have them on the government door step faster than any other corporation now that they are killing off most of their car line.


Posted by: andrwken | Feb 14, 2018 10:32:44 AM

I think that's exactly it.

Ironic that these fanboys post using names like GM Bailout when Ford's stock has lost nearly 40% of its value over the last 4 years, while GM stock values are up roughly 18% over that same time period. And that's without "innovations" or "game changers" like aluminium foil truck bodies or engines with blown turbos and rattling timing chains.Or maybe they're just frustrated because their dealer told them their $80k+ F250 Platinum isn't designed to go over 65 MPH.

@ thick as a Brick
While it is true that FORD stock is a great buy value currently, please don't confuse, obfuscate or hide from what is so about GM. GM is a bailed out company, having received tax payer bailout dollars and benefited from a reorganization that violated the generally accepted procedures of reorganization, which robbed bond holders and other first in line stakeholders.
As to your non factual assertions in regards to the brand that spanks GM in full size trucks, they are that assertions and not facts
As for $3 gasoline, that would be good news for Ford and not so good for GM.

have a hunch Brick drives, well when it’s not a repair bay, a 5.3L failure that gets owned by a little 2.7EB

@ GMbailout

I'll take my GM small block V8 any day over any eco-bust....and alot more on this forum would agree with me!

And the 5.3 has less problems than your 2.7L


Posted by: TNTGMC | Feb 14, 2018 6:50:22 AM
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Too funny. You admitted you’re Brick.

@TNTGMC, aka Brick

GM was the only Detroit based auto assembler to post a loss in 2017.

$3.9 billion loss for 2017. But hey, keep ranting about stock price Brick, err, TNTGMC, errr papajim.

@ thick as a Brick
While it is true that FORD stock is a great buy value currently, please don't confuse, obfuscate or hide from what is so about GM. GM is a bailed out company, having received tax payer bailout dollars and benefited from a reorganization that violated the generally accepted procedures of reorganization, which robbed bond holders and other first in line stakeholders.
As to your non factual assertions in regards to the brand that spanks GM in full size trucks, they are that assertions and not facts
As for $3 gasoline, that would be good news for Ford and not so good for GM.


Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Feb 14, 2018 1:05:31 PM

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You have no idea how uninformed you sound.
Any shift in the market away from trucks will kill Ford. The margins are too low for the amount of high dollar trucks are being pumped out right now.

$3 and up gas could be that trigger in consumer purchasing and Ford and Fiat could be the biggest losers due to poor product mix outside of trucks. Ford is even late to the game on a lot of SUV product. 15 years to redesign the Expedition? Finally a sub compact suv coming to market? No mid size truck yet.

They are trying too hard to protect the cash cow....

@ GM Bailout

I was quoting what you said about the 5.3L and how you think the 2.7L is better. You need to educate yourself before you speak!! You make a lot of the good Ford fanboys look bad with your nonsense lies!!

I am not Brick, nor papa-jim, nor GMSRGREAT. I am TNTGMC. It stands for my first name, "N" my wifes' first name and the GMC Sierra that I drive with one of the best small block V8's that is manufactured!

Get your act together man...you embarrass yourself!!!!

"GM is a bailed out company, having received tax payer bailout dollars and benefited from a reorganization that violated the generally accepted procedures of reorganization, which robbed bond holders and other first in line stakeholders. "

@ GM Blows Chunks

You obviously no nothing about the bailout that happened back in 2008. Ford took money!!!! Do research before you state that GM was only one taking money. Its all over the internet..easy access for you to sit down and read and realize the nonsense your spouting out is ridiculous!!

What happened in 2008 was an absolute failure in all aspects. The government should have given every household in the United States $250K to help purchase a new automobile and buy/put down on a house! It is a known fact that was roughly the money each household would have gotten (if not more), and it would have recovered the OUR economy "WAY BETTER" than bailing out all the banks and auto industry......it was an epic failure!!

@TNTGMC

"You obviously no nothing about the bailout that happened back in 2008. Ford took money!!!! Do research before you state that GM was only one taking money. Its all over the internet..easy access for you to sit down and read and realize the nonsense your spouting out is ridiculous!!"

Looks like I did a lot more research than you did.
GM got bailout money and "unique" bankruptcy.
FORD did not get bailout money nor did it go bankrupt. FORD did get loans, loans that FORD is following the terms of.
As for your " it's all over the over the internet " Are you acquainted with the phrase- if It's on the internet it must be true. ?
As for the nonsense you may wish check the mirror.

Lol..."Loans"....OK, whatever makes u sleep at night.

U have no clue...anyone one who thinks a 2.7L eco-bust is better than a 5.3L small block V8 has issues!!!

@andwrken
I think you do know how uninformed you are.
First- where on earth do you get $3 gasoline, unless you live in San Francisco. Do you know/understand the global petroleum market?
Second- Ford is bringing Ranger to Market and that is trouble for GM.
Third- the Ford Ecosport is here.
Fourth- the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator are totally killin it! Can't make them fast enough.

@TNTGMC
You do know the difference between a gift (bailout)and a loan? Don't go all Elizabeth Bennett on us.
I have zero sleep issues.



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