Ford recalls 232,000 model year 2004-2006 Rangers with airbag issue

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An airbag inflator may have been improperly replaced in a previous recall

Ford Motor Company is recalling 231,942 model year 2004-2006 Rangers that received replacement front passenger airbag inflators under a previous recall.

The replacement front passenger airbag inflators may have been installed incorrectly.

An incorrectly installed inflator may not properly inflate the passenger airbag, increasing the risk of injury during a crash.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and reinstall the front passenger airbag inflator -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Owners should start receiving notification letters shortly after May 22, 2023.

Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 23S08.

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