Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford Ranger
What are the defects?
When driven over long grass affected vehicles may accumulate vegetation under the vehicle near the exhaust system.
What are the hazards?
The exhaust system in that area may reach a high temperature. If sufficient grass or other combustible material has accumulated, they may be ignited by the exhaust system, causing smoke or flames to appear from under the vehicle.
What should consumers do?
Ford will write to owners of all affected vehicles and advise that parts are now available to modify affected vehicles. Owners should contact their nearest Ford dealership to arrange for the installation of an exhaust heat shield on all affected vehicles. In addition, an underbody shield must be fitted on 4WD and 2WD vehicles with increased ride height (HiRider) to prevent grass accumulation.
For further information, an owner can contact any authorised Ford Dealer or Ford's Customer Relationship centre on 1800 503 672.
Authorised Ford dealers
- 12 July 2016 - 5 April 2018