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Ford Ranger, Everest Recalled In Australia

Since the respective launch of each, both the all-new Ford Ranger and Everest have enjoyed tremendous popularity in Australia, with customers lining up to place an order for one. However, the Ranger – in particular – has faced its fair share of teething problems since that launch, including harshness or vibration at certain times when driving, as well as warning messages on the dash, blank digital instrument clusters, and various mechanical and electrical issues. Now, both the new Ford Ranger and Ford Everest have been recalled in Australia over an issue that may cause the transmission to shift into park on its own, according to CarExpert.

This recall applies to 4,841 examples of the current-gen Ford Ranger and Everest produced in the 2021-2023 model years. According to the filing, the problem stems from a software issue, but only occurs when the battery level has dropped below a certain threshold. If that happens, the transmission could shift into park without any input from the driver, but only when the vehicle is traveling at speeds of less than around four miles-per-hour.

“Due to a software issue, under certain circumstances if the battery level drops below a critical threshold, the transmission may shift into park when the vehicle is traveling at speeds below 6km/h,” the recall states. “This may cause a sudden stop without the rear brake lamps illuminating as intended. A sudden stop while driving at low speed and the rear brake lamps not illuminating as intended, could increase the potential risk of an accident, causing injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.”

2022 Ford Ranger

Ford will contact those affected by this issue in writing, asking them to make an appointment with their preferred dealer, who will repair their vehicle’s exit warning system, free of charge.

We’ll have more on the next-gen Everest soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Everest news, Ford Ranger news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. CrabbyMilton

    I recall decades ago where FORD products had problems with the lever staying in park. Now they want to go into park. Too funny.
    It’s really too bad KMART no longer exists. FORD could have partnered with them to sell cars along with all of the other garbage they sold under that blue light.


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