There has been a recall on 69,363 Ford Rangers built from 8 September 2006 through to 1 August 2011, 20,037 Ford Couriers built between 2 February 2004 through to 21 September 2006, and 1,300 Ford Econovans
built from 2 February 2004 through to 31 October 2005, making a total of 90,700 vehicles under this recall.

The recall notice states that as the airbag inflator ‘gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade.  If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.’

The notice states that in the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

Owners of affected vehicles are urged to contact their local Ford dealership or Ford head office directly via the website at is external) to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.  Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also contact Ford on 13 FORD (13 36 73) or contact their preferred dealer.

For further information and to see if your vehicle is listed on the recall notice, go to: