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All of the latest Ford Ranger recall information in one place. Find out what models are affected & what to do if your vehicle has been recalled? Ford Ranger recall updates straight from the manufacturer.

Thousands of 2021-2023 Ford Rangers and Everests recalled due to safety risk
Ford's popular Ranger ute and Everest large SUV have been hit with a recall notice for a potential fault that could suddenly stop vehicles.
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What are the known problems for a 2016 Ford Ranger?

There are many things you should look out for before buying a second-hand workhorse like an XL 4x2 ute. Most never have an easy life.

Are there signs of abuse and/or neglect? How was the tray/load bed used, was it a tow vehicle and what does the type of wear and tear does it have?  Was the vehicle off the road at any time, and why? This may indicate a major accident.

Finding answers requires a level of trust and taking the vendor's word at face value, but you can back these up with service records and history. Are they complete, and carried out by a Ford dealer or specific Ford specialist? If the answer to either is no, then that should be a red flag. In our opinion, these vehicles require specialised Ford maintenance.

Furthermore, having 15,000km service intervals is a bit of a stretch for such hard-working vehicles, so skipped ones is especially worrying.

We also recommend taking the Ranger to an independent mechanic for inspection, especially to check the body and suspension underneath for signs of over-loading or off-roading

Since the PX generation was launched in 2011 Ford has issued many recalls for the Ranger, and some are serious, including for being a fire hazard over tall grass due to exposed exhaust. The car's service history will indicate whether all recalls have been carried. You can crosscheck them at this website: 

Rangers are known to have issues with the automatic transmission, engine control module (ECM) failures (that send the truck into 'limp home mode' in hotter climates or after long-distance driving), air-conditioning, turbos and engine crank bearing. Most of these should be picked up by an experienced mechanical check-up before buying, or sorted out under warranty if you decide on a newer model.

This sort of advice applies to all used trucks. Fundamentally, the T6 Ranger is a solid, safe, durable, comfortable and enjoyable truck to own and drive, and remains the only one (along with the T6-based Mazda BT-50 from 2012 to mid-2020) that is designed, developed and engineered for Australian conditions, so don't be put off.

Just make sure it has history, ask pointed questions about how it's been used and don't be afraid to insist on a mechanic's report.

We hope this helps. Good luck.

RECALL: More than 20,000 Ford Ranger utes and Everest SUVs have potential transmission problem
Ford Australia has recalled 20,968 examples of the Ranger mid-size ute and Everest large SUV over a potential issue with their transmissions
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Ram 2500 and 3500 lead latest round of safety recalls
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls, led by American Special Vehicle’s converted Ram 2500 and 3500 pick-ups.
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Ford, Mazda lead latest safety recalls
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published its latest round of safety recalls, with models from Ford, Mazda, BMW, Kia, Audi, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Lamborghini affected.
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Ford, Audi, Tesla confirm affected Takata recall models
Hot on the heels of the Australian government's mandatory Takata airbag recall, Ford, Audi and Tesla have joined the list of carmakers to detail which of it's models are affected.
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Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire hazard
Ford has been forced to recall approximately 59,000 examples of its popular Ranger pick-up due to a fire hazard relating to the vehicle’s diesel particulate filter (DPF).
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Nissan, Jeep, Ford, Mazda, Infiniti, Citroen models recalled
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced its latest round of safety recall notices, with models from Nissan, Jeep, Ford, Mazda, Infiniti and Citroen affected.
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Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Ford, Mazda, Toyota models recalled
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced its latest round of safety recalls, with models from Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Mazda, Toyota and Ford affected.
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Mazda BT-50 recalled over transmission concerns
Mazda Australia has recalled 5000 BT-50 utes to fix a potential fault which could see the workhorse suddenly thrown into first gear while in motion, causing drivers to lose control of the vehicle.
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