2004—2006 Ford Ranger® Truck Incorrectly Installed Replacement Airbag Recall
Recall Reference Number: 23S08
The safety of you and your passengers is key to every vehicle we build. That is why we’ve issued a recall for some 2004 — 2006 Ranger pickups.
During a previous recall, the replacement front-passenger airbag may have been installed incorrectly.
If your vehicle was part of that previous recall, your Ranger will be inspected for proper installation, and if necessary, the airbag will be reinstalled correctly. Notification letters were sent out from March through May of 2023 to take it to a Ford Dealer or Lincoln Retailer. You can also see if your Ranger is included by entering your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) here.
You can book an appointment online with participating dealers, in your FordPass® App or contact your local Ford Dealer. Complimentary pickup and delivery and Mobile Service may be provided at participating dealers.
Keeping drivers and passengers secure is a top priority at Ford. For questions or concerns about the Ranger safety recall 23S08, please call us at 1-866-436-7332. A Ford Recall team member will be happy to assist you.
As always, thank you for being a Ford owner.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the issue tied to this recall?
The replacement front passenger-side airbag may have been installed incorrectly during a previous recall repair.
What is the expected repair?
Affected vehicles will be inspected, and if necessary, the airbag will be reinstalled correctly.
Is this related to the Takata Airbag issue?
Vehicles included in this recall were repaired for this issue under 17S42 and 18S02. Therefore, the original defect caused by the Takata airbags no longer exists for these vehicles.
When will you notify customers?
We will notify customers between March 27 and March 31.
Will there be a charge to customers?
Customers will not be charged for service.
What is the reference number for this recall?
The reference number is 23S08.
RETAIL OWNERS: If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Ford Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332 or visit ford.com/support.
FLEET OWNERS: If you have questions or concerns, please contact our Ford Pro™ Contact Center at 1-800-34-FLEET, choose Option #1, and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you. You can also contact us at fleet.ford.com. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET.
HEARING IMPAIRED: Dial 1-800-232-5952 (TDD). Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET.