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2020 Ford Ranger Recalled For Transmission Gearshift Cable Issue

Ford has issued another recall for the 2020 Ford Ranger, and this one impacts vehicles with the 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford has been having a significant number recalls for a variety of vehicles over the last several months. The last Ford Ranger recall was last month, and was due to the HVAC blower motor and the potential for fire.

The defect: 2020 Ford Ranger vehicles with the 10-speed automatic transmission that are affected under this recall have a clip that locks the gearshift cable to the transmission that may not be fully seated.

The hazards: the partially seated transmission gearshift cable clip could allow the transmission to be in a gear state different from what the driver selected. This issue could lead to the driver putting the shifter in park and removing the key without the vehicle being in park, increasing the potential for a vehicle rollaway. Ford is unaware of any accident or injury related to this condition.

Components: transmission gearshift cable clip

Affected vehicles: the 2020 Ford Ranger recall impacts Ranger trucks built at the Michigan Assembly Plant from February 28th to March 18th, 2020.

Number of affected vehicles: Ford has offered total recall numbers that also include 2020 Ford F-150, 2020 Ford Expedition, and the 2020 Ford Ranger vehicles. The total number of affected vehicles is 55,158 in the United States and federal territories, along with 12,090 in Canada and 681 in Mexico.

The fix: dealers will inspect the gear shift cable locking clip and properly seat it as needed.

Owners should: contact their local Ford dealer


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 20S18
  • NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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