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Ford recalls four-wheel drive Rangers

Ford will disable all cruise controls on the dual cab models, but have said replacement modules could take several months to arrive.

In the interim the company has ordered dealers to disable the cruise control after drivers experienced problems setting or deactivating the system.

The stopgap move comes as Ford tries to source enough replacement mechanisms to replace the 8082 units sold between April 2009 and January this year in PK Ranger XLT and Wildtrak vehicles and PJ and PK Ranger models where the cruise control was fitted as a genuine accessory.

Ford Australia spokesman Neil McDonald said there have been no reports of accidents .

He said replacement parts will arrive progressively over the next two months and all affected owners will be contacted by mail.

The issue doesn't affect Mazda's BT-50 workhorse. The two vehicles are built on the same platform, but the cruise control unit is specific to the Ranger.