Ford Ranger and Everest recalled over airbag fault

Over a thousand vehicles affected

Ford Everest

A recall notice has been issued for Ford Ranger and Ford Everest vehicles due to a problem with their airbags.

The side airbag module initiators may contain the incorrect chemical mixture resulting in a failure to initiate inflation meaning the airbag may not deploy during a crash.

While there haven’t been any reported cases of the fault in Australia, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued the recall as a precaution.

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Affected vehicles are the Ford Ranger built between October 29, 2020 and February 24, 2020 and the Ford Everest built between October 29 and January 27, 2020.

Owners are being advised to contact their local Ford dealer to organise a free inspection and repair.

Is your Ranger or Everest affected? Check your VIN here.

In the meantime owners of affected vehicles are asked to drive their cars with caution and at a moderate speed.

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