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Recall 14V802000

Front Airbag Inflator Module

Recall Details

Upon deployment the driver's front airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the driver's front airbag inflator to correct this concern. Note: this recall supersedes, in part, recall #14V-343 regarding the front passenger air bag inflators only. The passenger airbag inflator on certain models will continue to be addressed by that recall.

Our Quick Take

Certain vehicles are being recalled because the driver's front airbag inflator may rupture upon deployment. Vehicle occupants could be struck by metal fragments resulting in personal injury.

What Should You Do?

As of this writing Ford has not yet released a notification schedule for this recall. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Ford recall number is 14B09.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 19, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 19, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
PE14016
Potential Number of Units Affected
462,911
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V802000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured August 1, 2004, to June 30, 2007, and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles manufactured February 11, 2005, to January 30, 2006. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14B09. NOTE: This recall supersedes, in part, safety recall 14V-343 as to the front driver air bag inflators in 2005-2008 Ford Mustang and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles only. The driver's air bag inflators in 2004-2005 Ford Rangers originally sold, or ever registered in, certain hot and humid locations will continue to be addressed by that recall.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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