Ford Rangers recalled again over more airbag concerns

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Ford announced Tuesday that all 2004 to 2006 Ford Rangers are being recalled to replace potentially defective Takata airbags.

The announcement follows the death of a South Carolina man who was killed by shrapnel released by his driver’s side airbag after the 2006 Ford Ranger he was driving collided with a cow, reports.

In a statement released by Ford on Tuesday, the company states that one death has been linked to a defective Takata air bag in a Ford Ranger.

Ford Rangers were recalled in May to replace passenger side airbags that were also manufactured by Takata.

Tuesday’s announcement effects 391,394 trucks. Dealers will replace the airbag inflator at no cost to the customer.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Ford will notify truck owners, and dealers will replace the air bag inflators at no cost. The recall is set to begin March 7, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332 or visit and click on the safety recalls at the bottom of the page. Ford’s number for the recall is 16S03.

Owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to