Illustrative photo | source Ford
Published on 23. 03. 2021
The gas generator of the front airbag may be defective. This can result in uncontrolled inflation and the release of metal fragments when the airbag is activated, causing injury to the occupants of the vehicle.
The Ford Ranger pickups affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 January 2004 and 31 December 2006.
Ford recall code: 17S42
Affected models: Ranger
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 238 597
Source: Rapex Alert 11/2021 A12/00362/21
What the owner should do?
If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Ford dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.
If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.
Check the vehicle's history
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX
UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.