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Recall: 2017 Ford F-150 Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator


Recall: 2017 Ford F-150 Air Bag IndicatorFord has issued a recall for certain 2017 Ford F-150 trucks with a passenger frontal air bag module that may rupture in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V529000

Potential Number of Units Affected 650


Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 F-150 and Mustang vehicles. The air bag inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may rupture in the event of a crash.


Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 9, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 17S26.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

From Ford:

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 935 2017
Ford F-150 and Mustang vehicles for ARC passenger air bag
inflators. Ford was notified by Takata, a supplier that uses
the inflators in airbag modules, of an abnormal deployment
of ARC’s passenger airbag inflator during testing conducted
at Takata’s engineering facility.

In the affected vehicles, the ARC inflator may rupture
during a front passenger airbag deployment resulting from
a crash which may result in metal fragments striking vehicle
occupants and causing serious injury and death.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated
with this issue.

Affected vehicles include:

  • 2017 Ford F-150 built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, July 20,
    2017 to Aug. 1, 2017
  • 2017 Ford Mustang built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, July
    20, 2017 to Aug. 1, 2017

The recall involves approximately 935 vehicles in North
America, including 650 in the United States and federalized
territories, 279 in Canada and six in Mexico. The Ford
reference number for this recall is 17S26.

Dealers will replace passenger airbag modules.


Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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