Ford has issued a new 2019 Ford Ranger recall that impacts the HVAC blower motor. This recall will be the third for 2019 Ford Ranger issued in recent months. A recall was previously issued on the Ranger for the seat belt, and one was issued on the truck for a shifter issue.
The defect: the HVAC blower motor may have been built with improper clearance between an electrical terminal and the conductive base-plate slot that could result in a resistive electrical short. Ford is aware of one customer warranty report of smoking while driving, but no injuries related to the issue. Ford says there were six reported incidents of similar smoking issues in vehicles before delivery to the dealership.
The hazards: improper clearance increases the chances of an electrical short that increases the risk of the blower motor overheating, melting, smoking, or causing a fire.
Components: the 2019 Ford Ranger recall is for the HVAC blower motor.
Affected vehicles: were built at the Michigan Assembly Plant August 1st through September 27th, 2019.
Number of affected vehicles: the 2019 Ford Ranger recall affects 17,965 vehicles in the U.S. and 1,544 in Canada.
The fix: dealers will inspect the HVAC blower motor in affected vehicles and replace the part if it is in the suspected part production dates.
Owners should: contact their local Ford dealer or Ford customer service at the numbers below.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 19S34
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov