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RECALL: More than 20,000 Ford Ranger utes and Everest SUVs have potential transmission problem

The Ford Ranger has been caught up in new recall.

Ford Australia has recalled 20,968 examples of the Ranger mid-size ute and Everest large SUV over a potential issue with their transmissions.

The recall involves 15,924 MY17-MY19 Ranger utes built from December 19, 2017, and October 15, 2019, as well as 5044 MY18-MY19 Everest SUVs produced between May 30, 2018 and October 16, 2018. For reference, both models are mechanically related.

Specifically, their transmission fluid pump gears could fail while driving, which can in turn cause a loss of hydraulic pressure and therefore engine power.

If this were to occur, the risk of an accident and therefore injury to vehicle occupants and other road users would be increased.

Affected owners will be contacted by Ford Australia with instructions to book their vehicle in at a preferred dealership for a free-of-charge inspection and repair.

Those looking for further information can call Ford Australia’s Customer Relationship Centre on 1800 503 672. Alternatively, they can reach out to their preferred dealership.

A full list of impacted Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) can be found at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s ACCC Product Safety Australia website.

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