The Ford Motor Co. is recalling an estimated 78,264 model-year 2019 Ford Ranger midsize pickups for an electrical tail lamp defect.
Specifically, the inline electrical connector terminals for the tail lamps may be misaligned or improperly seated, which can lead to intermittent or inoperative tail lamps. This scenario can result in loss of stop, turn, rear position, and reverse lamps, which can reduce 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.
Ford notes that the high-mounted center stop lamp is not affected.
The automaker is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the underbody inline connector and, if a terminal is loose, it will be re-pinned into a replacement connector.
Affected vehicles were built at Michigan Assembly Plant from June 4, 2018, to Aug. 16, 2019. Ford’s reference number for this recall is 19S43.