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2020-2021 Ford Ranger Recalled Over Safety Issue With Head Restraints

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2020-2021 Ford Ranger SuperCab models due to a safety issue with the fixed rear head restraints.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the fixed rear seat restraints may interfere with installation of certain types of child seats. Additionally, the child seat may not attach properly to the lower rear anchors.

The hazards: an improperly installed child seat can increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Components: rear seat head restraints.

Affected vehicles: select 2020-2021 Ford Ranger models produced at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant.

Number of vehicles affected: 37,625 vehicles.

The fix: dealers will replace the fixed rear head restraints with removable rear head restraints. They will also inspect the rear lower child anchors for correct alignment and adjust them if necessary.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on November 15th, 2021. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21C24.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 21C24
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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