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First 2019 Ranger Recall

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https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2019-ford-ranger-recall-shifter-interlock/

 

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The 2019 Ford Ranger is undoubtedly one of the new model year's most hotly anticipated new trucks. But just as the first wave of these new midsize pickups are arriving at dealers, the model is already finding itself under recall for a potential shifter interlock problem.

Ford announced Wednesday that the wiring from the truck's PRNDL shifter bezel (which displays what gear the transmission is in) could prevent the shifter interlock override from operating properly. As a result, it may be able to shift the automatic transmission "out of park with the vehicle off and without a foot on the brake pedal." While Ford doesn't spell it out, that means the vehicle could be inadvertently left in neutral, creating a rollaway risk.

The recall campaign covers around 3,500 Ranger pickups in North America, including around 3,000 units in the US and a further 500 in Canada.

 

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This is why production ramp up has been at a snails pace, to avoid this kind of stuff. 

And yet it happened anyway 😪

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A whole 3500 units have gone out.  We're not talking GM ignition fire here.

This is why a slow ramp up is good.  Problems discovered early.  Fixes issued early.  Not waiting 10 years and going "Opps".

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1 hour ago, 92merc said:

A whole 3500 units have gone out.  We're not talking GM ignition fire here.

This is why a slow ramp up is good.  Problems discovered early.  Fixes issued early.  Not waiting 10 years and going "Opps".

 

Unless you are one of the 3,500.  :(

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3 minutes ago, Anthony said:

 

Unless you are one of the 3,500.  :(

That is a risk you take by being an early buyer though 

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12 minutes ago, fuzzymoomoo said:

That is a risk you take by being an early buyer though 

 Yup, I'm fine with that. Crap happens.

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16 minutes ago, Anthony said:

 

Unless you are one of the 3,500.  :(

 

Who would be silly enough to buy one of those?

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1 minute ago, akirby said:

 

Who would be silly enough to buy one of those?

Uhhhhh......ummmmmm........

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 Would it be something that could be addressed in conjunction with first service?

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12 minutes ago, jpd80 said:

 Would it be something that could be addressed in conjunction with first service?

Yes - up to the owner as to when they bring it in.   But they can't sell any new ones without fixing it first.

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18 minutes ago, akirby said:

 

Who would be silly enough to buy one of those?

With a 10K markup in some cases ;)

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21 minutes ago, jpd80 said:

 Would it be something that could be addressed in conjunction with first service?

I bring my stuff in on the weekends for service usually.  My dealer only does service on the weekends.  But, there's another dealer (which I loathe) close to my work, so I guess I'm going to have to use them or take a day off to use my dealer of choice.  Not complaining.  It not like I wasn't at the dealer every other week with my Focus.  😂

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