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2022 Ford Ranger Recalled Over Inadequate Windshield Bonding Issue

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for certain units of the 2022 Ford Ranger due to the possibility of an inadequately bonded windshield.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the windshield may not have been properly bonded to the vehicle during assembly.

The hazards: if the windshield of a 2022 Ford Ranger is not properly bonded, it could detach from the vehicle in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. At this time, Ford is not aware of any injuries or accidents related to this condition.

Components: windshield.

Affected vehicles: certain units of the 2022 Ford Ranger that were produced at the Michigan Assembly plant between December 17th, 2021 and April 12th, 2022 are affected by this condition.

Number of vehicles affected: 24,321.

The fix: dealers will remove and reinstall the windshield to ensure that it is properly bonded. This service will be performed at no charge to the vehicle owner.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford. Owner notifications are expected to be mailed out on July 11th, 2022, with instructions to make an appointment with a preferred dealer to have the repairs performed. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22C12. Additionally, vehicle owners can reach out to Ford directly using the contact information provided below.

Contacts:

  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 22C12
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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Comments

  1. Mark B

    Ouch! This is going to be expensive to repair. An hot on the heels of the same issue for the Bronco.

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  2. Scott

    I just signed my paperwork ready to take a new ranger home. Not so fast windshield recall. 6/29/2022. 😟😟

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  3. JR

    Ford should be embarrassed with all these recalls on brand new vehicles. It weren’t from laughable to sad. Super Duty, F150, Mach E, Bronco, Ranger. It’s insane. My father used to say “you can’t embarrass someone that has no shame”. This describes Ford

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    1. Dee Hart

      I hope Ford is not using the same bonding agents on their Aluminum F-150 Body panels??? That could prove interesting…

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  4. Tom Daley

    Not saying it hasn’t happened, but I’ve never heard of this issue before now. At least four different vehicle lines? This has got to be unprecedented!

    Wow, someone at Ford had to have green lighted using an inferior or less of a bonding agent just to save a buck.

    At this rate of expensive recalls Ford is not gonna make near enough money to provide for that planned 50billion EV investment if they continually have to spend hundreds on practically each and every vehicle they make having to recall them several times each after they leave the factory.

    Now I get why Farley wants to go to non-negotiable pricing.

    By the way, who in a Ford dealer service dept. replaces windshields? Isn’t/wasn’t that a body shop job. Not every dealer has a body shop any more. Windshield replacement is no longer a fairly straightforward job anymore. There’s electronics involved. Something to think about, just sayin.

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    1. Dee Hart

      Bonding agent, made in China???

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  5. John Coviello

    Yeah, Farley must have been looking to save money again to waste it on EV’s !!!!!!!! What a F*^*^*^**ing IDIOT !!!! That nobody but stupid kids are buying…….

    Reply
  6. Recall

    I’m so tired of ford recall cheap out source job billion dollar companies really sad. Really pitafull that why I don’t buy a ford what a joke joke

    Reply
  7. Funny people running the show

    Who is Tom delay.

    Reply
  8. april heater

    I want a refund

    Reply

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