2019 Ford Ranger recalled once more, this time for faulty taillights
The 2019 Ford Ranger has been recalled for faulty taillights that cut back the visibility of the mid-size pickup truck and may enhance the danger of a crash, in keeping with a press release by the NHTSA launched Monday.
A misaligned connector in the precise and left rear taillight terminals is the reason for the issue, although the third center-mounted security gentle nonetheless works appropriately. All features of the taillights, together with cease, flip, and reverse lights, can function intermittently or under no circumstances. Different drivers may not know if the automobile is stopping, turning, or backing up, thereby growing the danger of a crash. The recall covers 72,718 models of the 2019 Ford Ranger.
That is the fifth recall for the reason that return of the Ford Ranger to the U.S. marketplace for mannequin 12 months 2019. Whereas the mid-size pickup truck has been bought worldwide for years, Ford resumed manufacturing of it within the U.S. in October of 2018 out of the Ford Michigan Meeting Plan in Wayne. Different recollects have embrace issues with the shifter, an improperly assembled passenger seat belt, and a defective HVAC blower.
The 5 recollects have been comparatively minor and in small numbers, however can nonetheless be a nuisance for homeowners. The present taillight recall is by far the most important and seems to embody all Rangers bought to this point; Ford bought 56,512 Rangers by means of the third quarter of 2019.
Ford will notify homeowners and sellers will examine and substitute the connectors if needed, freed from cost. The recall begins January 6, 2020. House owners can contact Ford customer support at 1-866-436-7332 or on the Ford Proprietor’s web page linked right here.