By Renée Francoeur
January 26, 2016 – Ford has recalled its Ranger truck models from the year 2004 due to safety concerns over the airbags, Transport Canada reports.
On certain vehicles, the driver frontal airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment, Ford says. Increased pressure may cause the inflator to rupture, which could allow fragments to be propelled toward vehicle occupants, the company adds, increasing the risk of injury. This could also damage the airbag module, preventing proper deployment.
Dealers will replace the front driver airbag inflator to correct the issue, Ford says.
The recall is believed to affect about 29,458 units.