Ford is recalling thousands of Ford Ranger pickup trucks following the discovery that the vehicles were fitted with replacement parts that might be defective.
According to the firm, recalled vehicles include the 2019 Ford Rangers that had their climate control blower motor replaced between October 9 and November 22, 2019.
The firm used parts that had the improper clearance between an electrical terminal and the conductive base-plate slot. Because of this, an electrical short can occur, exposing occupants to fires and accidents as the motor can overheat.
These vehicles received the potentially defective replacement parts due to a recall issued in October, 2019.
Despite the serious risk for fires, injuries, or accidents, the firm said that it isn’t aware of any problems so far. However, car owners who experience any issues caused by the defective replacement parts should not hesitate to report them to Ford as well as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In its recall report, Ford did not specify when it will be contacting impacted vehicle owners about this recall.
If you own the recalled Ford Ranger, you should soon receive a notice in the mail urging you to schedule a visit to a dealership where the staff will inspect the climate control blower motor date code and replace it if necessary.
Repairs should be free of cost to impacted pickup truck owners.
If you are concerned for your safety and the safety of your loved ones and would like to know more details on this recall and what you can do to avoid truck accidents, reach out to Ford by calling 800-392-3673 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236.
Drivers should never ignore the potential risks associated with serious safety recalls. Keeping your car well maintained is key in helping to prevent accidents.
For more on this recall, follow this link.