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Recall 07V541000

Driver's Air Bag May Not Deploy

Recall Details

The driver air bag module may not have been assembled properly, which means the driver air bag may not deploy in a crash. If the air bag does not deploy, the risk of injury in a crash is increased. Dealers will replace the driver air bag module free of charge. The recall began November 20, 2007. The Ford recall number 07C019.

Our Quick Take

On forty-five trucks, the driver air bag module may not have been assembled properly, which means the driver air bag may not deploy in a crash. If the air bag does not deploy, the risk of injury in a crash is increased.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the air bag may not deploy as designed. Please contact your Ford dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., November 20, 2007

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 20, 2007
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
45
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
07V541000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Summary
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED IN FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, 'OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION.' THE DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ASSEMBLED.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION MAY PREVENT THE DRIVER AIR BAG FROM PROPERLY DEPLOYING AND REDUCE OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE YOUR DRIVER AIR BAG MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 20, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notify
FORD RECALL NO. 07C19. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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