Ford Recalls 2019 Rangers Over HVAC Fire Risk

Ford is issuing a recall for select 2019 Ranger vehicles in the United States and Canada.

In a statement, the car manufacturer has revealed that the HVAC blower used by the pickup truck may have been built with improper clearance between an electrical terminal and the conductive base-plate slot. Ford says this could result in a resistive electrical short that may increase the risk of the HVAC blower motor overheating, melting, smoking, or causing a fire.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue, but says it is aware of one customer warranty report of smoke while driving that could be related to the HVAC issue. A total of six reports of incidents in vehicles prior to deliveries to dealerships were also made.

Also Read: Ford Ranger And Fusion Being Recalled Over Roll Away Risk

Overall, there are 17,965 vehicles in the United States and its federal territories caught up in the recall, as well as 1,544 units in Canada. These vehicles were all built at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant between August 1, 2019 and September 27, 2019.

To fix the issue, Ford dealerships will inspect the HVAC blower motor and replace it if it is within the suspect part production dates. Owners of Ford Ranger models impacted can expect to be notified shortly about the recall, although a specific date has yet to be announced. All repairs will be carried out free of charge.

Additionally, the Ford Ranger was involved in a separate recall in the U.S. and Canada earlier this year due to a roll away risk. Those models were built between March 5, 2019 and March 13, 2019.

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  • WalthamDan

    Ford must have a full-time person designated to just drafting recall notices.

    • db

      That would be funny if it wasn’t probably true.

    • Ken Lyns

      Nah, a full-time department. 🙂

  • Jay

    It’s not a ford if it doesn’t have a fire risk.

    • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ??

      Tesla and GM too.

      • :/ Yurr

        Tesla yea GM no.

    • Ken Lyns

      *Ferrari

  • ThatGuy

    LOL i always advise people against the fire hazard FORD…
    The gift that just keeps on giving. Picture moving along and boom fire… doors cant unlock, family with you.
    Stay away folks, and if you like them and this does not bother you, cool. Once again the choice lies with the individual.

    • Ken Lyns

      Why can’t doors unlock? Door lock and latch are still mechanical in the Ranger.

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