The 2021-MY Ford F-150 is among the current Ford safety-related recalls.  - Photo: Ford

The 2021-MY Ford F-150 is among the current Ford safety-related recalls. 

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Ford Motor Company is recalling approximately 144,340 model-year 2004-2006 Ranger vehicles that may be equipped with a driver or passenger frontal air bag inflator used as a replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature, and temperature cycling.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver and passenger air bag module, and replace either the module or the inflator, if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 8, 2021. Ford's number for this recall is 21S05.

In addition, Ford is recalling around 9,979 model-year 2020 F-Super Duty F350 vehicles equipped with a 6.7L diesel engine, single rear wheels (SRW), 4X4 Crew Cab, Long Box, and a 12k or 12.4k Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. These vehicles may display overstated payload capacity values on the Tire and Loading Information (TREAD) Label, overstated Accessory Reserve Capacity (ARC) values on the Safety Certification Label, and overstated weight values on the Truck Camper Loading Documentation. If the vehicle is loaded to the payload stated on the TREAD label, it may exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) and overload the vehicle.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the Tire and Loading Information Label, Safety Certification Label, and the Truck Camper Loading Document (if applicable), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 22, 2021. Ford's number for this recall is 21S06.

Also announced is the recall of 79,017 model-year 2021 F-150 and 2020-2021 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty vehicles. During manufacturing, the windshield may not have been properly bonded to the vehicle, allowing it to detach in a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 212, "Windshield Mounting."

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove and reinstall the windshield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 6, 2021. Ford's number for this recall is 21C06.

Owners may contact Ford customer service for information relatred to all of the above recalls at (866) 436-7332.

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