Ford Motor Company (Ford) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2005-2007 Mustang, 2005-2006 GT and 2004 Ranger vehicles originally sold or currently registered in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment of the driver side and/or passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Specifically, in the following vehicles, the driver¿s air bag inflators are affected: 2005-2007 Mustang. In the following vehicles, the passenger's air bag inflators are affected: 2004 Ranger. In the following vehicles, both the driver's and passenger's air bag inflators are affected: 2005-2006 GT.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of one of the affected frontal air bags, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any defective air bag inflators, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14B04.
Ford Motor Company 14B04
Recall ID # 04V604000 - SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM
DEC 22, 2004
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE UPPER AND LOWER CONTROL ARMS MAY HAVE CASTING IMPERFECTIONS AT THE END OF EACH ARM THAT MAY RESULT IN THE ARM FRACTURING.
UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THE FRACTURE MAY AFFECT VEHICLE HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT AND REAR UPPER AND LOWER CONTROL ARMS AND FASTENERS. BEGINNING DECEMBER 15, 2004, FORD CONTACTED CUSTOMERS BY TELEPHONE TO ADVISE THEM OF THIS CONDITION AND REQUEST THAT THEY NOT OPERATE THEIR VEHICLES UNTIL THIS SERVICE ACTION HAS BEEN PERFORMED. THE RECALL OWNER NOTIFICATION MAILING BEGAN ON JANUARY 14, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.