Ford has recalled the 2004-06 Courier, 2004-05 Econovan and 2006-11 Ranger as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign.
According to the Ford, all the vehicles involved in the recall are fitted with the less dangerous ‘Beta’ inflators.
If affected vehicles are involved in an accident and the airbag is activated, the driver and passenger inflators could rupture, causing metal fragments to shoot into the cabin. Occupants are at risk of serious injury, even death if the fault occurs.
Ford will contact affected owners by mail, and advise them to contact their nearest dealership for a free fix. Concerned owners can also call 13 FORD (13 3673) for more information.