2004-2006 Ford Ranger: Recall Alert

2004 Ford Ranger

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 310,000 model-year 2004-06 Ford Ranger pickup trucks built between March 24, 2003, and May 4, 2006, have been recalled as part of the ongoing Takata airbag inflator recalls

The Problem: In the event of a crash, deployment of the passenger-side frontal airbag could cause the inflator to rupture due to excessive internal pressure. If the inflator ruptures, metal fragments from the inflator could become projectiles that could cause injury or death for vehicle occupants.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the passenger-side front airbag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Ford will begin notifying owners Dec. 26. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. This recall supersedes recall 15V322 for which vehicles received a replacement airbag; those vehicles that received the replacement airbag need to have an alternate inflator installed.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Ford Ranger.

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HAHAHAHA junk ford.

HAHAHAHA junk ford.

Posted by: johnny doe | Dec 21, 2017 4:45:58 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA GM JUNK based on Johnny Doe criteria of Takata air bags
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Wow. Ford introduced this recall 2 years ago.


The faulty parts killed a Ranger driver in an accident in South Carolina on December 22, 2015.

Ford doesn't care.

HAHAHAHA junk ford.

Posted by: johnny doe | Dec 21, 2017 4:45:58 PM

Jokes on you. Has nothing to do with Ford.

Right before X-mas when few will pay attention...

Amazing little trucks.
Only truck I know of that has a built in sensor to govern the truck 5mph below the speed limit. It's incredible. Speed limit 40mph? It will be governed to 35mph. I didn't know this technology existed but clearly every remaining Ranger out there has it because it never fails. Always clogging up the lanes. Can't wait till they are all in the junkyard.

Always clogging up the lanes. Can't wait till they are all in the junkyard.

Posted by: gomjabber@yahoo.com | Dec 22, 2017 6:44:48 AM

Calm down princess, they can't be killed.

I own a 1998 Ford Ranger 4x4 and I have done regular maintenance but not like my 2000 Saturn SL which stands for " smokes a lot" or my 1981 Chevy Malibu classic which I bought a year old from Rosedale Chevrolet and it had a 229 cu in. Motor and with regular oil changes like I do on all my vehicles, that one "spun" a Journal rod bearin. If I Remember right it lost oil pressure for a instant and through a rod I had to take that motor out with like 57,000 miles on it and had rebuilt it, was not a good motor, and it was well taken care of....if you haven't figure it out by now air bag issue even GM had on there equinoxes....

Do you know who’s the real clown ?

Jonny dltho

Do you know who’s the real clown ?


Posted by: Chingon | Dec 22, 2017 2:59:17 PM


Just got back from Tennessee and saw a bunch of these and their Mazda equivalents on the road to still make me wonder why Ford ever dropped them in the first place. Even the neighbor across the street from where I was visiting had a Mazda pickup. As such, it seems this is a bigger recall in numbers than some here might want to believe. Personally though, just disabling the circuit entirely is a far less expensive solution; these airbags may have saved some lives but it's been the unsecured whose lives have been saved more than those wearing seat belts.

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