FORD Motor Company has issued a recall for a select number of Rangers, as a gearshift cable retaining clip may not be securely fastened.
The Australian governments Product Safety Commission has issued a warning, stating the fault “could lead to gearshift cables making contact with the rear driveshaft.
“Continued contact between the gearshift cables and driveshaft can damage both components. This could result in difficulty changing gears and/or loss of drive, posing an accident hazard.”
There have been no reports of incidents or failures from Australian customers, but prolonged use can cause more damage to the gearshift.
5655 affected vehicles fitted with a manual transmission were listed in the report. To find out if yours might be one, view the effected VINs: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/system/files/Affected%20VINs_0.pdf