Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for 2019 Ford Ranger pickups for an increased the risk of the HVAC blower motor overheating, melting, smoking or causing a fire.
Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this safety defect. Ford listed one customer warranty report of smoke while driving that is potentially related to this concern.
There were six reports of incidents that occurred in vehicles prior to delivery to the dealership. These vehicles were returned to Ford for further inspection and analysis.
This safety defect recall affects 17,965 vehicles in the United States and federal territories and 1,544 in Canada. Vehicles were built at Michigan Assembly Plant, August and September 2019.
Dealers will inspect the HVAC blower motor in affected vehicles and replace it if it is within the suspect part production dates. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S34.