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Old 05-08-2018, 09:26 AM
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Default 2007 Ranger - Passenger Airbag Recall 16S26

So we bought our 2007 Ranger last March and just recently got a recall notice (16S26) regarding the passenger airbag. It says the parts are ready and to call in for an appointment.

I called my local ford dealers and they said the parts are on back order with no ETA. They also said not to let anyone sit in the passenger seat until the recall is done. What the heck are we supposed to do?

Is there a way to disable the passenger airbag? Better to not have an airbag than risk having "sharp metal objects strike the passenger causing serious injury or death".
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:50 AM
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Default Re: 2007 Ranger - Passenger Airbag Recall 16S26

I don't know how but there has to be a way to disconnect the trip sensor which sends a signal to the igniter by the air bag at impact.
I guess the dealers told you that nonsense for liability reasons.
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Old 05-09-2018, 06:20 AM
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Default Re: 2007 Ranger - Passenger Airbag Recall 16S26

Yeah, that exact wording is in the recall notice. Been driving it for a year with the ticking time bomb above the glove box with no problems, but can't get myself to ignore the overblown warning now.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:41 AM
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Default Re: 2007 Ranger - Passenger Airbag Recall 16S26

Don't you have a turn off switch below the ashtray?
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:58 AM
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Don't you have a turn off switch below the ashtray?
Nope. According to the dealer, this year has a sensor that can determine if there is an adult passenger in the seat. Empty seat or light passenger and airbag is off. Grown-up sitting there, bag is on.
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:50 AM
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Nope. According to the dealer, this year has a sensor that can determine if there is an adult passenger in the seat. Empty seat or light passenger and airbag is off. Grown-up sitting there, bag is on.

I wonder what unplugging the sensor under the seat would do.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:30 AM
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I guess I could unplug it and see. I bet it would just make the airbag go off no matter what instead of not at all. I will try it and see if I get the "passenger airbag off" light.
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Old 05-12-2018, 12:54 PM
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Default Re: 2007 Ranger - Passenger Airbag Recall 16S26

Parts are slowly becoming available. Most dealerships are getting seed stock and it depends on how many rangers they originally sold. Have they opened up a repair order for you so they can get the parts ordered?

The high humidity states have been the priority for replacement. Not sure why they would tell you to not use the passenger seat. I wouldnt be disconnecting anything, yes there have been instances of the airbags hurting people but I would think the risk of no airbags at all is worse


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Old 05-15-2018, 10:30 AM
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The high humidity states have been the priority for replacement. Not sure why they would tell you to not use the passenger seat. I wouldnt be disconnecting anything, yes there have been instances of the airbags hurting people but I would think the risk of no airbags at all is worse


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The truck has been driven for 11 years. If it was going to randomly go off, likely it would have happened by now. Just keep bugging the dealership till you get it fixed. Hopefully it is before the end of the month.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:39 AM
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Default Re: 2007 Ranger - Passenger Airbag Recall 16S26

I just got mine done in Indiana.Called dealership and was fixed the next day,I got a call from Ford telling me to get it fixed or no passengers, until it was.So got it done.
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