Ford has announced a recall on approximately 2,500 model-year 2019 Ranger pickup trucks due to issues with the transmission shift cable bracket. The two fasteners that secure the transmission shift cable bracket to the transmission housing may not have been torqued to specification, allowing the bracket to become loose, which could cause the car to be in a different gear than the one the driver selected, including Park, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.

Ford did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will properly torque the two fasteners and verify the proper operation of the transmission selector assembly. Prior to the repair, the parking brake should be applied whenever the truck is parked.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.