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Taillight Problems Prompt Ford to Recall Ranger Pickup Trucks

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Ford is recalling 2019 Ranger pickup trucks due to a problem with the taillights.

A total of 78,264 models are being recalled due to an electrical connector that may be loose or not properly installed. This causes the trucks’ taillights to be inoperative or work intermittently, the company said in a statement.

The recall covers 72,718 units of the Ford Ranger in the United States and 5,546 more in Canada. | Source: Ford

Furthermore, the lights that indicate stopping, turning, and/or reversing are also affected, which may result in a crash. Ford, however, clarified the problem does not affect the truck’s center high-mounted brake light.

The recall covers 72,718 units of the Ford Ranger in the United States and 5,546 more in Canada. The models were built at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant between June 4, 2018 and August 16, 2019.

In the recall documents filed by the company, it states that Ford is not aware of any crashes or injuries that may be related to the problem.

Owners of the affected vehicles can expect a notification from Ford as part of the recall. In the meantime, affected customers are advised to bring their trucks to a dealer where one of the connectors or the taillights will be inspected. If the connection is loose, dealers will install a replacement connector.

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