Ford issues recall for 2019 Ranger over taillight defect

Ford Motor Company has issued a safety recall campaign for select 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles over taillight function, informed the American auto manufacturer in a release.

As the automaker claims, this recall program affects 72,718 vehicles in the US and 5,546 units in Canada. These affected 2019 Ford Ranger models were built at Michigan Assembly plant between 4th June 2018 and 16th August 2019.

The affected Ford Ranger models' inline electrical connector terminals for the tail lamps could be misaligned or not properly seated. This can result in intermittent or inoperative tail lamps, leading to loss of stop, turn, rear position, and reverse lamps, reducing the vehicle’s visibility and may not fully alert other drivers that the vehicle is braking, turning, or reversing, increasing the risk of a crash. However, the high-mounted centre stop lamp is not affected.

Ford also says that the company is not aware of any reports of accident or injury related to this condition. The Ford authorized dealers will inspect the underbody inline connector and in case it is loose, it will be re-pinned into a replacement connector.