Ford Ranger recalled again by Ford, this time due to the HVAC blower motor. Ford issued a recall on the 2019 Ford Ranger in November of last year that had to do with taillight functionality. This new recall was issued due to a potential risk of fire associated with the HVAC blower overheating and is the second time the Ford Ranger was recalled for a blower motor issue. This Ford Ranger safety recall is essentially recalling the work done under the previous recall for the blower motor.
The defect: 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles that had the HVAC blower motor replaced between October 9th and November 22nd, 2019, potentially had the blower motor replaced with a defective part with improper clearance between an electric terminal and the conductive base-plate slot.
The hazards: Ford says that the replacement part that was used in recall 19S34 could be defective and poses a risk of a resistive electrical short that could increase the risk of the HVAC blower motor overheating, melting, smoking, or causing a fire. Ford says it is unaware of any accidents, injuries, or fire-related to this condition.
Components: HVAC blower motor
Affected vehicles: the recall impacts vehicles that were previously repaired under last year’s recall and covers vehicles built at the Michigan Assembly Plant between August 1st and September 27th, 2019.
Number of affected vehicles: the recall covers 5384 vehicles in the United States and federal territories along with 418 in Canada.
The fix: dealers will inspect the HVAC blower motor date code, and motors built within a suspect timeframe will be replaced free of charge.
Owners should: contact their local Ford dealer.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 20S12
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
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Ford has some serious quality improvements it needs to implement.