Ford 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.
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.
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.