Ford Motor Company is recalling certain units of the Ford Ranger over an issue with the seat belt for the front passenger.
The defect: the passenger-side front seat belt could have been improperly assembled. It may not adequately restrain occupants in a crash.
The hazards: a faulty seat belt can increase the risk of injury or even death during a crash.
Affected components: seat belts.
Affected vehicles: all variations of the 2019 Ford Ranger built from June 18th, 2018 to June 18th, 2019 at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.
Number of vehicles affected: 7,980 total units, with:
- 7,580 in the U.S.
- 400 in Canada
The fix: dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the right-front seat belt assembly.
Ford recall number: 19S23.
Owners should: owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford Ranger recall can visit owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, customers can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 19S23
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov