Ford Motor Company today is issuing a safety recall for 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles that were previously recalled as the company’s quality woes continue. Affected Rangers had the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, blower motor replaced from Oct. 9 to Nov. 22, 2019, under recall 19S34. The replacement part used for that service may have been built with “an improper clearance between an electrical terminal and the conductive base-plate slot that could result in a resistive electrical short.”
This safety defect can increase the risk of the HVAC blower motor overheating, melting, smoking or causing a fire. Ford said it is not aware of any reports of accident, injury or fire related to this safety defect.
This new recall covers, as noted, vehicles that were previously recalled and repaired by safety recall 19S34: 5,384 in the U.S. and federal territories and 418 in Canada. Affected vehicles were built at Michigan Assembly Plant from Aug. 1 to Sept. 27, 2019.
Dealers will inspect the HVAC blower-motor date code. Blower motors built within the suspect time frame will be replaced. The Ford reference number for this recall is 20S12.