Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford Courier, Econovan and Ranger
What are the defects?
Driver's or passenger's airbag inflator: If an affected vehicle is involved in an accident and the airbag goes off, the airbag inflator may rupture.
What are the hazards?
In the event of an airbag inflator rupture, metal fragments could possibly shoot out, straight through the airbag cushion material towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles will receive a letter from the Ford Motor Company of Australia asking them to contact a Ford dealership or the Ford Customer Relationship Centre on 13 FORD to arrange replacement of the airbag inflator free of charge.
Owners of Ford vehicles can check if their vehicle is affected by the Takata airbag recall by searching the attached VIN lists or by calling 13 FORD. If their vehicle is affected by the Takata airbag recall, consumers should immediately arrange an urgent booking for an authorised Ford dealer to replace the airbag inflator free of charge.
Authorised Ford dealerships
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.