Ford Puma Models Recalled Due to "Incorrect Configuration"

Jacob Brooke
September 21, 2023
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Ford has announced a recall for specific Puma models due to a concern regarding the Restraint Control Module (RCM). The issue originates from a manufacturing oversight where the RCM was loaded with an incorrect configuration. As a result, if a replacement part is mistakenly installed, no warning will be displayed. Furthermore, the seatbelt pretensioners and airbags might not operate as designed during an accident.

The main concern is that, in the event of an accident, the airbag may not deploy, or the seatbelt pretensioner might not activate correctly, potentially increasing the risk of injury to the vehicle's occupants.

Ford is taking steps to address the issue and will be contacting affected Puma owners in writing. They are advised to book an appointment with their local Ford Authorised Dealership, where the RCM configuration will be updated at no cost.

Owners are encouraged to respond promptly to the recall notice. For further information, they can get in touch with their dealership or check the Ford official website.

If you are effected, you can contact Ford Australia on 133 673

A list of effected VINs can be found here: https://www.vehiclerecalls.gov.au/sites/default/files/recall-files/REC-005775-VIN-List-1.csv

You can see the original recall notice here: https://www.vehiclerecalls.gov.au/recalls/rec-005775

Jacob Brooke
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