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Ford may have used obsolete Takata replacement parts during a previous recall, extending what already feels like a never-ending airbag saga.
Some Ford dealerships kept defective parts on their shelves long after they should have been tossed, and those wound up being used in vehicles as part of a collision of theft repair. Now Ford needs to re-recall 154,000 vehicles to inspect part numbers and replace the inflators if neccessary.…
The 2019 Ranger’s gear shifter interlock is being recalled because it could allow the truck to shift out of park unintentionally.
The interlock is supposed to prevent the transmission from shifting when the vehicle is off or the driver’s foot isn’t pressing the brake pedal. However, Ford admits that wiring can interfere with the shifter interlock override and prevent the gear shifter from locking in the PARK position.
Ford is warning even more 2006 Ranger owners to stop driving their trucks immediately because the airbags can kill them.
Last month Ford sent a message to 3,000 owners saying their trucks need to be parked because of an elevated risk of safety. They even insist on towing the vehicles to the dealership for repair because driving them is just too dangerous. 😳 This latest warning affects 33,400 additional owners.
The affected trucks were built between 08/10/2005 to 12/15/2005, and 08/05/2005 to 11/04/2005.