Ford Motor stated it’s recalling 98,500 older Ranger pickup vehicles within the US as a result of alternative entrance passenger air bag inflators might have been put in incorrectly.
The brand new recall covers 2004-2006 mannequin yr Ranger vehicles recalled in 2017 and 2018 to exchange a small variety of inflators that had been put in incorrectly.
These unique alternative inflators had been changing Takata variations which might be prone to ruptures that might pose security dangers.
Ford stated that by early February seven autos with incorrect inflator orientation have been recognized and had been re-repaired.
Sellers will examine and reinstall the alternative entrance passenger air bag inflator as wanted.
Ford stated there have been no accidents or crashes associated to the brand new recall.
Greater than 30 deaths worldwide — together with 24 US deaths and three in older Ranger pickup vehicles — are linked to Takata air bag inflators that may explode, unleashing steel shrapnel inside automobiles and vehicles.