Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford Ranger

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
See attached VIN list

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.

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Ford dealers

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 12 July 2016 - 5 April 2018

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Product category