This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, US Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and Saipan. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern. Note: this recall supersedes, in part, recall #14V-343 regarding the front passenger air bag inflators only. The driver's air bag inflators will continue to be addressed by that recall.
Ford Ranger Recalls
This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Ford dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.
An internal fault may develop within the multi-function turn signal switch. This can affect turn signal, tail, hazard, and/or brake light operation. Non-functioning exterior lights could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the multi-function switch to correct this concern. This recall is scheduled to begin on August 15, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11C18.
The engine fuel line near the throttle body may contact the edge of the shield, chafing the fuel line. This can result in a fuel odor or leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will trim the throttle body shield and inspect and replace the fuel line as necessary. This recall is expected to begin on March 7, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11S17.
Ford has recalled certain 2010 Ranger trucks equipped with a manual transmission because the parking brake cable may become detached from the right rear actuator. Without a functional parking brake, the vehicle may roll out of control when parked. Dealers will replace the right rear parking brake actuator with a revised unit.
Ford has recalled certain 2009 Ranger 4x2 trucks because of a manufacturing flaw in the front wheel spindles. The wheel spindles could fail, which may increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will replace the front wheel spindles as necessary.
Ford recalls 2006 E150, E250, E350 Escape, Expedition, F150, Ranger, Taurus, Lincoln Navigator, Mercury Mariner, and Mercury Mountaineer due to a possible lack of lubricant on the wiper motor output shaft gear. Eventually, loss of wiper function will result. Dealers will grease the wiper motor gears as necessary.
Ford has recalled certain 2004 Ranger trucks due to a flaw in the design of the frame center rail flange. In a side impact crash, the flange may puncture the fuel tank, which can cause a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the frame and if the problem exists, the vehicle will be replaced.
Ford has recalled certain 2002 Ranger trucks with the FX4 package because the rear axle could fracture under a high torque event, e.g., during hard acceleration from a stop or when a spinning wheel finds traction. This may cause wheel lock up. Dealers will replace the rear axle assembly.