If You Drive A 2006 Ford Ranger It's Important You Read This

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And the Mazda B-Series truck as well.

If you’re the owner of one of 33,428 North American 2006 Ford Ranger or Mazda B-Series pickup trucks, Ford is now advising you to stop driving the truck immediately. Sounds scary, so what’s up? According to Ford, there are potential problems with the Takata-made driver airbags, and this latest recall is an extension of the far smaller recall issued last month. That was for only 2,900 Rangers from the same model year. However, the automaker has now become aware of a second death that occurred from the same “production run” of those Rangers.

Wisely so it is not taking any chances. The Mazda B-Series was a rebadged Ranger built by Ford, so it too issued a recall, but for only 1,800 2006 model year trucks. Ford claims that after further testing was conducted an airbag defect was discovered. “Further inflator and propellant test data showed higher propellant pressures and ruptures inside certain inflators in vehicles built during the period included in this expanded recall,” Ford said in an official press release. The affected Rangers were built at the Twin Cities Assembly Plant starting on August 10, 2005 until December 5, 2005, as well as from August 5, 2005 till November 4, 2005. So far Ford says it’s unaware of any injuries or fatalities from this additional batch of pickups.

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Owners who bring their trucks into dealerships will receive a free loaner while the necessary repairs are being done free of charge. In addition, Ford wants to remind owners of 2004-2006 Rangers that the driver and passenger airbags inflators are already under a Takata recall. Service parts are available now and owners are highly encouraged to bring their vehicles to their local dealership. If owners wish, Ford and Mazda will tow the trucks to the dealership for the repairs.

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