Ford has issued a recall for the 2019 Ford Ranger over an issue that might cause the shifter position to incorrectly indicate that the vehicle is in park. The fault creates a roll-away risk that could cause injury or property damage.
The defect: the 2019 Ford Ranger recall says that the improperly torqued fasteners could allow the shift cable bracket to come loose, allowing the transmission to be in a gear other than that indicated by the shift lever. This could allow the driver to remove the ignition key with no instrument panel warning or chime indicating that the vehicle isn’t in park.
The hazards: if the parking brake wasn’t applied, the Ford Ranger could roll away, increasing the risk of crash or injury.
Components: transmission shifter cable bracket fasteners.
Affected vehicles: 2019 Ford Ranger built between March 5th and March 13th, 2019 at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant.
Number of affected vehicles: 2,534 in the U.S. and federalized territories.
The fix: dealers will torque the two fasteners properly and verify the proper operation of the transmission selector assembly.
Owners should: Ford recommends that owners contact customer service and apply the parking brake when parking until getting the recall addressed with an authorized Ford dealer.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 19S15
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 19V366000
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