Ford Ranger vehicles recalled over gearshift issue

Vehicles built between June 2015 and February 2016 in recall


Ford Australia has recalled a huge number of Ranger vehicles fitted with a manual transmission and built from June 5, 2015 through February 12, 2016.

A notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) states that the "gearshift cable retaining clip may not be securely fastened, which could lead to the gearshift cables making contact with the rear driveshaft".

"Continued contact between the gearshift cables and driveshaft can damage both components," the notice states.

"This could result in difficulty changing gears and/or loss of drive, posing an accident hazard.

"At the time of release there have been no reported failures of the affected parts in Australia."

Ford will contact owners of all affected vehicles by mail.

Owners are advised to contact their Ford authorised dealership for inspection and repair of the vehicle.

For further information, contact any authorised Ford Dealer or Ford's Customer Relationship Centre on 1800 503 672.

The full list of affected vehicles can be found here.

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