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2019 Ford Ranger Recall Due To Taillight Function

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:

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  1. CrabbyMilton

    What is going on at FORD? FORD has been my first choice for many years. Given the many problems they seem to be having, I’m here to declare that I will buy from whatever builder when the time comes though I still have my FORD and LINCOLN favorites. Brand loyalty does no good when they don’t build the vehicles you want then then they build garbage anyway. Getting to be like the late 1970’s early 1980’s again in terms of quality with FORD. Believe me, I saw it first hand back then with my mom’s 1980 MUSTANG.

  2. gareth

    They are a business they have to make money and what they make is the majority of what people want to buy.While recalls are a pain just remember if they did not do it then people moan its a no win situation I would have recalls.

  3. Crabbymilton

    How about doing things the right way so there won’t be a need for recalls?
    If there are few to no recalls because the product doesn’t stink, that would only help sales. Makes sense or perhaps not at FORD.

  4. gareth

    I don’t think they any worse then any other manufacturer.Some recalls are from parts manufactured outside house from companies that try produce parts as cheap as possible but when tested to check they are up to factory standard they fail so they have to be replaced.

  5. Crabbymilton

    Well I don’t know what the problem is with some suppliers but it’s still FORD’s responsibility. Remember the quality goes in before the name goes on.
    Yes all of the builders have trouble since this world isn’t perfect. But it’s stupid to not make certain that things will work first. Otherwise, use proven parts until the time the new parts will work. Customers don’t care if the parts are of old or new designs or where they come from. Just make sure they work.

  6. Gary B kempf

    Ford has way to many recalls, no wonder you hear people say they love their Honda or Toyota.


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