Riddled with Recalls: Ford launches four recalls this month

Toronto, Ontario — November has been full Ford recalls⁠—the automaker has already launched three nationwide recalls this month, and, earlier this week, announced it will be recalling another 5,546 Ford Rangers in Canada.

On Nov. 25, Ford Motor Co. announced it will be recalling 78,264 2019 Ford Ranger trucks across North America over taillight malfunctions. Misaligned or improperly seated terminals can cause taillights to work intermittently or not at all, which could result in the loss of brake, turning and reverse lights, reducing the vehicle’s visibility. According to Ford, there are 5,546 affected vehicles in Canada.

The Ranger recall is only the most recent in the automaker’s call-back lineup: on Nov. 14, Ford Canada confirmed that it is calling back more than 30,000 F-150 pickups from 2009 to 2020 for a positive battery-terminal fastener, which could lead to engine stalls or a loss of braking or steering assist.

Mechanical defects could also increase the risk of a fire, though the automaker says it is unaware of any accidents or injuries due to this issue. The F-150 is Ford’s best-selling vehicle in Canada and the United States.

But there’s more⁠—the automaker is also recalling 14,079 F-series Super Duty pickups from 2018 and 2019 due to an issue with LED headlamps that are controlled with an incorrectly configured body control module.

Finally, Ford is recalling certain Lincoln MKX models from 2016 and 2017. The models have a faulty battery cable harness, which could increase the risk of a fire if the cable makes contact with the transmission shifter cable bracket. The automaker said it is aware of three fires related to this issue, though there are no reported injuries. 5,253 Canadian vehicles are said to be affected.

In total, Ford Canada is recalling nearly 55,000 vehicles nationwide.

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