Ford has recently announced a recall for the new Ranger model in Australia because of a problem with the rear seatback, which can result in a safety hazard for the passengers.
According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), 4,258 Double Cab PX Ford Ranger units which were available for sale between the 23rd of May 2011 and the 13th of February 2012, will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The ACCC’s official website says that the defect may result in the rear seatback latch which may not be secured to the body striker.
Because of this issue, the rear seatback can fall forward and become a safety hazard to the occupants of the new Ford Ranger. The ACCC is advising owners of the above mentioned model no to use a rearward facing child seat on the affected vehicles until the safety recall service is completed. Ford Australia didn’t say anything official on any possible reports received from customers of crashes or injuries related to this recall. Owners of the Ford Ranger in Australia are being advised to contact their local dealerships.