Following its Oct.2 recall for its 2019 F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks, because they may have a passenger-side axle shaft that could fracture, Ford (F) is now recalling its 2019 Ranger vehicles for an HVAC blower motor issue.
The recall affects 17,965 Rangers in the U.S. and federal territories and 1,544 vehicles in Canada. The affected Rangers were built at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant from Aug. 1 to Sept. 27.
The recall stems from the HVAC blower motor that may have been built with improper clearance for the electrical terminal and the conductive base plate slot. This could result in a resistive electrical short that could cause the HVAC blower motor to overheat, melt, smoke, or start on fire.
To remedy the issue, Ford dealers will inspect the HVAC blower motor and replace it if it is affected by the recall.
The automaker has not received any reports of accident or injury related to the HVAC blower motor recall. The company has received one customer warranty report of smoke while driving from an affected HVAC blower motor.
Ford has also received six reports of incidents in the Ranger vehicle prior to dealer delivery. The vehicles were returned to Ford for further inspection and analysis
The recall number is 19S34.
Shares of Ford stock were up 1.86 percent as of 9:22 a.m. ET on Monday.