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Ford to Issue Recall on 2011 Ford Ranger pickups

Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:08 PM ET

Safety regulators speaking on behalf of Ford Motor Company announced recently that there will be a recall for more than 20,000 of their compact Ranger pickup trucks as well as parts for other vehicles because of a possible issue with exterior lighting.

The issue is related to a faulty switch which could cause the brake, hazard, and tail lights as well as turn signals not to work, which would increase the possibility of car accidents, at least according to information from the web site for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The NHTSA says that roughly 6,265 service parts that were distributed to dealers for use in the Ford Ranger pickups, as well as 20,450 Rangers themselves are part of the recall, which affects trucks from the 2011 model year that were built between January 25th and April 25th. As well, some of the affected parts are for Rangers from 2004 through 2011, as well as 2002-2005 Ford Excursion SUVs and 2002-2007 heavy-duty and medium Ford F-150 full-sized pickup trucks.

The recall is set to begin around August 15th, and Ford dealers will be replacing the switch (which may or may not actually be defective on every vehicle) at no cost to the vehicles' owners.

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