Ford has issued another 2019 Ford Ranger recall, and this one has to do with the taillight operation of the midsize truck. No accidents or injuries are reported due to this recall. Ford has issued several other recalls in recent months, including a 2019 Ford Ranger recall for an HVAC blower issue, one for a shifter issue, and one for a passenger seatbelt issue.
The defect: in affected vehicles, the inline electrical connector terminals for the taillamps may be misaligned or not correctly seated. Improperly seated or misaligned terminals could result in intermittent or inoperative taillamps and can result in loss of stop, turn, rear position, and reverse lights.
The hazards: loss of reverse light, stop lights, and/or taillamps could reduce the vehicle’s visibility and may not alert other drivers that the vehicle is braking, turning, or reversing and increase the risk of a crash.
Components: inline electrical connector terminals
Affected vehicles: 2019 Ford Ranger built at the Michigan Assembly Plant from June 4th, 2018 through August 16th, 2019.
Number of affected vehicles: the Ford Ranger recall impacts 72,718 trucks in the U.S. and Federal Territories and 5,546 units in Canada.
The fix: dealers will inspect the underbody inline connector, and if a terminal is loose, it will be repinned into a replacement connector.
Owners should: contact their local Ford dealer for service.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 19S43
- NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safercar.gov