2019 Ford Ranger: Recall Alert

2019 Ford Ranger

By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 3,000 model-year 2019 Ford Ranger pickup trucks

The Problem: The shifter's bezel wiring may interfere with the shifter interlock override, preventing the shifter from locking in Park and allowing the driver to shift the transmission out of Park with the truck off and without a foot on the brake pedal, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with the issue.

The Fix: Dealers will verify shifter interlock functionality by attempting to move the transmission shifter out of Park with the truck off and without a foot on the brake pedal. If the shifter moves out of Park, dealers will look for wiring interference, relocate the wiring and retest. All repairs will be done for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the manufacturer at 866-436-7332, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Ford Ranger

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Comments

please offer a stick shift in the Ranger. PLEASE

Are there even 3,000 Rangerous's/Tauranger's sold yet? I have yet to see 1 on the road here.

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Shame a stick isn't available.

Caught it early. No deaths no injuries, no damage.

As long as its one time in and out and fixed good to go.

If only all recalls were such...

Good on Ford for staying out in front of the issue!

Nobody buys sticks so nobody sells them anymore.

DATED STYLING.

LOOSE SHIFTER

BEND OVER,

RANGER !!

Great that Ford is proactive and not tresting this like another manufacturers ignition switch.

Are there even 3,000 Rangerous's/Tauranger's sold yet? I have yet to see 1 on the road here.

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Posted by: TNTGMC | Feb 6, 2019 11:53:09 AM

The only thing sadder than Ford's constant recall's, is your constant childish post. You should be banned.

I have yet to see 1 on the road here.


Posted by: TNTGMC | Feb 6, 2019 11:53:09 AM

This is because you live under a rock, the only roads you see are from ants.

@RamRod

Childish post? Please explain? You seem angrier than Frank? Or are you the same person? Hmm..

If you don't think the truck looks like a Taurus, you have issues. Serious ones!

If you don't realize that Ford's are the cornerstone of recalls, you do live under a rock.

Ford's are recalled more than Ram trucks, but after last 2 days, Ram is catching them quickly.

@ Frank
Honestly, I have yet to see a new Ranger here in Midwest. I tell the truth, unlike you who proclaimed 2 days ago he was done with the site. It's a shame too, b/c it would be a much better commenting section without you on here.


Posted by: TNTGMC | Feb 6, 2019 11:53:09 AM

This is because you live under a rock, the only roads you see are from ants.


Posted by: Frank | Feb 6, 2019 1:15:51 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that’s what you get for being so negative and being a @$$ 🕳. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

So beat it slick!!!!

Off to a bad start, just quit ford

Quality is a bit lacking here. All wiring should be tucks and tied away and never allowed to hang or get in the way of moving parts. Through observations from working on vehicles, Toyota seems to be the one who tucks and ties their stuff out of the way. GM, Ram and Ford not so much.

on the Ranger forum, quite a few going in to be serviced for leaks, set back not latching, doors not latching all the way etc...

on the Ranger forum, quite a few going in to be serviced for leaks, set back not latching, doors not latching all the way etc...

I drive 4k miles a month here in Arkansas. I have yet to spot a ranger in the wild. This isn't a company issue, it's a market/society issue that allows subpar workmanship to leave the factory, and a rush to market that doesn't spot these issues.

The only thing sadder than Ford's constant recall's, is your constant childish post. You should be banned.


Posted by: RamRod | Feb 6, 2019 1:14:49 PM

He is a bitter little GM Shill who loves to whine and t roll. It’s the sign of insecurities and mental deficiencies

PURE JUNK!

Won't buy anything where you have to take a front wheel off to change the oil.

Fake papa and fakenews. Wheel removal not required.

@papajim

you can’t remember that you don’t have to take no wheel off

why

pessimistic attitude

you can change that

but you can’t change stupid

Another ford quality product,,,

Shame a stick isn't available.

Caught it early. No deaths no injuries, no damage.

As long as its one time in and out and fixed good to go.

If only all recalls were such...
Posted by: Clint | Feb 6, 2019 12:02:07 PM

Yeah I can't believe it took over a decade for Ford to finally recall all the cruise control fire switches when they knew they were responsible for kids burning alive in the vehicle and burning down houses in the middle of night. So tragic. Same with the Bronco 2 and Explorer rollovers that Ford tried to blame on Firestone while they hid information from investigators that proved that many other brands of tires were also blowing out and that Ford engineers warned Ford management multiple times that the suspension needed to be redesigned due to the rollover danger. Oh and the door latch failures in the early 2000's that allowed the doors to fly open in a crash, ejecting hundreds if not thousands of people. The door latch failed in standard crash testing, so Ford management ordered their engineers to use an alternate testing method that's rarely used, because the dangerously unsafe door latches would not cause the vehicle to fail the test. Don't confuse that door latch with the door latch defect that had to be recalled a few years ago. The one where Ford knew hundreds of thousands of their vehicles had door latches that could fail and allow the door to fly open in a crash, ejecting the occupant. In that case of a hidden safety defect, Ford knew that they should really recall all the door latches even though it was a failure most common in hot summer temperatures. Initially Ford was only going to fix the door latches down in the Southwest US. They knew this was the wrong thing to do because vehicle owners travel all over the country. Vehicles get sold and move to other geographical regions. Did that bother Ford? Nope. They announced a regional recall instead of a national recall. But then the feds stepped in and brow beat them into finally doing a full recall. This isn't uncommon for Ford though. They're ranked last in voluntary recalls. Yep. Dead. Last. The federal government forces Ford to initiate safety defect recalls more than any other manufacturer in the US. There's no better example of this than the time they were caught hiding the park to reverse defect for well over a decade. They made millions of transmissions that they knew had an issue with popping out of park and into reverse. Responsible for killing and crippling thousands of people, primarily kids and elderly people that couldn't move out of the way in time. Ford fought a recall and instead of fixing the issue, they told President Reagan that they would go bankrupt if they had to fix all their deadly vehicles. He eventually let them off the hook for billions of dollars by just mailing out a warning label instead of fixing the actual problem.

Shame a stick isn't available.

Posted by: Clint | Feb 6, 2019 12:02:07 PM

It's also a shame that they only offer a head gasket blowing 2.3 eb. And it's a shame that even an overpriced Lariat comes with a dash that looks like Ford is using up old leftover Ford Fusion parts from 2013.

I have still not seen one of these on the roads. I drive down highway everyday. A have seen 2 more Trailboss Silverado's and about 8 new Ram's. Still no Rangers in site.

Poor Ford
The truck is not in the market yet, but is already recalled.
Ford Escape was recalled more than 22 times few days after launch. What a car company?
Never buy a Ford.

It's also a shame that they only offer a head gasket blowing 2.3 eb. ....Posted by: Beebes | Feb 6, 2019

the FAKE Beebe

"Shame a stick isn't available.
Caught it early. No deaths no injuries, no damage.
As long as its one time in and out and fixed good to go.
If only all recalls were such..." ---- Posted by: Clint

--- Based on the description of the test, I'm betting this one will have a repeat recall for all those they didn't actively fix. Sounds to me like the wiring harness could easily slip over time and cause those un-repaired units to develop the problem, after which it could cause the very kind of accident they're trying to prevent. Much better to go 'eyes on' than just testing to see if it happens now.

"I have still not seen one of these on the roads. I drive down highway everyday. A have seen 2 more Trailboss Silverado's and about 8 new Ram's. Still no Rangers in site." ---- Posted by: TNTGMC


--- Haven't seen any in my neck of the woods either, and I go right by a Ford dealership every day.

Referring to the 2012 Global Ford Ranger finally for sale in North America, he says "...a rush to market" ...Posted by: Rowdy Douillard | Feb 6, 2019

After I stopped laughing out loud!

A RUSH???? Ford's been sitting on this egg since Obama's first term. A rush?

C'mon man!

The post "Posted by: Casual Observer of Fools | Feb 6, 2019 11:29:08 PM" is a fraudulent. Sentence structure and diminished vocabulary betray a poor attempt to assume my identity. It is disappointing that a few miscreants on the site engage in such juvenile antics.
To briefly address the post itself, it is fife with inaccuracies



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