Ford Urges Some Ranger Owners Not To Drive After Takata Deaths
FORD ISSUES SAFETY RECALL IN NORTH AMERICA FOR CERTAIN 2006 FORD RANGER VEHICLES WITH TAKATA AIRBAG INFLATORS; ADVISES CUSTOMERS TO STOP DRIVING AND CONTACT DEALERS FOR IMMEDIATE REPAIRS
JAN 11, 2018 | DEARBORN, MICH.
DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 11, 2018 – Ford Motor Company has recognized roughly 3,000 2006 mannequin yr Ranger autos in North America with airbag inflators that pose larger threat of rupturing within the occasion of a crash. We take this matter very critically and are advising house owners of those particular 2006 Ford Rangers to cease driving their autos so sellers could make repairs instantly. Parts can be found now, and sellers are ready to get autos straight from clients, make everlasting repairs that can resolve the protection threat and supply a free interim loaner automobile, if obligatory.
Ford is taking this motion as a result of there have been two fatalities attributable to driver airbag inflator ruptures from Takata inflators constructed on the identical day. On Dec. 22, Ford was notified of a crash in West Virginia that occurred on July 1, 2017 involving a 2006 Ford Ranger inbuilt North America with a ruptured non-desiccated Takata driver-side inflator. Ford inspected the automobile on Dec. 27, confirmed that the inflator ruptured leading to a driver fatality and notified NHTSA. This is the second fatality reported to Ford as a result of a Takata inflator rupture. The prior fatality was reported in January 2016.
Ford is saddened by these tragic losses and affords its honest condolences to the drivers’ households.
Affected autos embrace sure 2006 Ford Rangers constructed at Twin Cities Assembly Plant from Aug. 10, 2005 to Dec. 15, 2005.
The recall includes roughly 2,902 autos positioned in North America, with 2,712 positioned within the United States and federalized territories and 190 in Canada. The Ford reference quantity for this recall is 18S02.
Ford has a VIN look-up software at Ford.com that clients can use to find out if their automobile is a kind of concerned on this motion. It will be discovered right here.
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NHTSA Issues Statement on 2006 Ford Ranger
Today, Ford issued a crucial warning that sure recalled mannequin yr 2006 Ford Rangers with faulty Takata air baggage are a right away threat to security. Affected house owners are urged to not drive these autos and to contact Ford instantly to schedule a free restore. Ford introduced that it’s going to ship cellular restore groups to house owners’ houses, tow autos to an area dealership for restore, and supply loaner autos – all freed from cost.
NHTSA is asking the media and the general public to assist unfold the phrase. It’s crucial that this message reaches all affected house owners. NHTSA’s high precedence is security; this can be very essential that each one high-risk air baggage are tracked down and changed instantly.
NHTSA will proceed to make sure all customers are saved knowledgeable of present and future remembers. To keep knowledgeable and secure, NHTSA urges all drivers to take the next 5 actions.
Visit NHTSA.gov to search out out in case your automobile or truck is below recall. Search utilizing your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Your search outcome will inform you in case your automobile or truck is included on this or some other security recall right now. Vehicles scheduled for future remembers won’t present up on this search, so it can be crucial that you simply examine commonly, a minimum of twice per yr.
If your automobile does have a recall, name your native supplier to schedule the free restore. Just keep in mind that within the Takata air bag remembers, there are precedence teams; components are solely obtainable for sure autos beginning at sure dates.
Sign up at NHTSA.gov/Alerts to be notified by e-mail in case your automobile is affected by a future recall.
Get solutions to incessantly requested questions at NHTSA.gov/recall-spotlight/tak ata-air-bags.
Help unfold the phrase: share NHTSA’s shopper truth sheet and video with family and friends.
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