Ford Recalls 2019 Rangers To Fix HVAC Blower Motor Issue
For the fourth time since May, Ford has recalled 2019 Rangers. This time the call back is for a problem the blower motor for the air conditioning system. The first recall was over the Ranger’s front seat belt. The second recall dealt with a problem with the Ranger’s PRNDL shifter. The third recall, last month, deals with potential steering gear corrosion.
Recall Affects About 19,000 Rangers
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the HVAC blower motor may have an improper clearance between one of its electrical terminals and the conductive base-plate. The issue, a short circuit of the blower motor, was responsible for the recall of 19,509 2019 Ford Rangers.
According to paperwork filed with the agency, improper clearance increases the possibility that an electrical short could happen. If the short-circuit does occur, it may result in the blower motor overheating, melting, smoking, or causing a fire.
The manufacturer built the affected pickups at its Michigan Assembly Plant from Aug. 1 to Sept. 19, 2019. The recall affected 17,965 Rangers in the U.S. and another 1,544 in Canada.
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Resolution Of Recall
Dealers will inspect the HVAC blower motor in the affected vehicles. If the Ranger’s manufacture date falls in the Aug. 1 to Sept. 19 period, dealers will replace the blower motor free of charge.
Ford Motor Co. will contact owners via mail about the recall. Or, owners can contact Ford customer service regarding the recall.
For more information, customers may call Ford Customer Service at 866-436-7332. The Ford identification number is 19S34. Or, customers can contact the NHTSA on the agency’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236. Customers can also contact the agency on its website: www,safercar.gov
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Marc Stern as been an auto writer since 1971. It was a position that filled two boyhood dreams: One was that I would write, and two that I write about cars. When I took over as my newspaper’s auto editor, I began a 32-year career as an automotive columnist. There isn’t much on four wheels that I haven’t driven or reviewed. My work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated, AutoWeek, SuperStock, Trailer Life, Old Cars Weekly, Special Interest Autos, and others. Today, I am the Ford F150 reporter for Torque News. I write how-to and help columns for online sites such as Fixya.com and others. You can follow me on Twitter or Facebook