Ford recalls older Mustangs and GTs
Excessive internal pressure may cause the airbag inflator to rupture
By James Limbach:12/22/2014
Ford Motor Company is recalling 462,911 model year 2005-2008 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured August 1, 2004, to June 30, 2007, and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles manufactured February 11, 2005, to January 30, 2006.
Upon deployment of the driver side frontal airbag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver side frontal airbag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
This recall supersedes, in part, an earlier recall as to the front driver airbag inflators in 2005-2008 Ford Mustang and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles only. The driver’s airbag inflators in 2004-2005 Ford Rangers originally sold, or ever registered in, certain hot and humid locations will continue to be addressed by that recall.
In this newest recall, Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal airbag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s number for this recall is 14B09.