Ford Truck Recall: Ranger, F-Series, Excursion for Light Switch Problem
A Ford recall of Ranger and F-series pickups and Excursion SUVs has been announced. Ford trucks need to have a defective switch replaced that can cause the turn signal, tail lights and brake lights to fail.
The 20,450 Ford trucks recalled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, are:
- 2004-11 Rangers pickups
- 2002-05 Excursions SUVs
- 2002-07 F-250, 350, 450 and 550 trucks.
Not all of these trucks received the defective switch. Ford also is recalling more than 6,000 of those switches that went to dealers as replacement parts, The Detroit News reports.
There have not yet been any reports of accidents or injuries.
The company told dealers on July 8 to stop selling the vehicles with the defective parts until they were repaired. The vehicles being recalled that were previously repaired with faulty parts were serviced between January and June of this year.
Ford issued a stop-ship at Twin Cities for the Ranger in April as it investigated a high number of warranty claims, The News reports.
Dealers will inspect the recalled vehicles and replace the switches if necessary.
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