Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited - Ford COURIER 1998 - 1999

recall information

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make and model information

Year range
1998 - 1999
Affected units

Identifying features

See attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

Affected vehicles may be fitted with a Takata NADI 5AT driver airbag inflator that could allow moisture to enter the unit and degrade the airbag propellant. If this occurs, the properties of the propellant may be changed so that the propellant does not react as intended during a collision, causing misdeployment of the airbag.

What are the hazards?

If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision, the airbag inflator could rupture, causing sharp metal fragments to enter the vehicle cabin at high speed, killing or injuring vehicle occupants.

There is also a risk that the airbag may underinflate in a collision and may not protect the driver as intended.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles should immediately contact an authorised Ford dealer or call Ford's Takata Hotline on 1800 503 673 to organise their free urgent vehicle inspection.

If a Ford vehicle is identified as containing an affected type of driver airbag inflator, Ford Australia will arrange to replace or collect the component free of charge.

Owners who are unsure if their vehicle is affected by this recall can visit Ford’s Takata Safety Recall website, contact the Ford Takata Hotline on 1800 503 673 or contact their preferred Ford dealer. Dealer locations and contact details can be found at
Supplier details
Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact name
Ford Takata Hotline
Contact phone
1800 503 673
Contact website

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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