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2021 Ford Ranger Recalled Over Misaligned Radar Module Safety Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2021 Ford Ranger models over a misaligned radar module safety issue.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the cruise control radar module was misaligned during production.

The hazards: a misaligned radar module may prevent the vehicle from maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles when adaptive cruise control is active. Additionally, the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system may react slowly, or not react at all, during a pre-collision assist braking event. Any of these scenarios can increase the risk of a crash.

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

Components: cruise control radar module.

Affected vehicles: select 2021 Ford Ranger models produced at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant between June 5th, 2021, through July 13th, 2021.

Number of vehicles affected: 839 vehicles.

The fix: dealers will adjust the angle of the cruise control radar module, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin on February 7th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 21S52.


  • 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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