Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall on approximately 3,500 total affected 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles to verify shifter interlock functionality.
In the affected vehicles, the PRNDL bezel wiring may interfere with the shifter interlock override, preventing the shifter from locking in the park position and allowing the driver to shift the transmission out of park with the vehicle off and without a foot on the brake pedal.
This action affects approximately 3,500 Ranger vehicles in North America, built at Michigan Assembly Plant between June 4, 2018 to Jan. 9, 2019.
Dealers will verify shifter interlock functionality by attempting to move the transmission shifter out of park with the vehicle off and without a foot on the brake pedal. If the shifter moves out of park, dealers will look for wiring interference, relocate the wiring and retest. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19C02.
See the 2019 Ranger recall notice in the forums.
Last modified: February 6, 2019