Ford Ranger MY2016 – MY2018 Recall

This week 89,094 Ford Rangers have been recalled, due to potentially faulty front brake hoses.  It turns out that the flexible hoses in these models may have been installed with a twist, which when driven off-road may cause rubbing, which could lead to excess wear on the hoses and eventually failure.

The good news is that there is no need to panic – if the hose fails, the brake system warning light on the instrument light will alert you, and the rear brakes are unaffected.  If the light does come on though, be aware that your braking distance may be significantly increased until repairs can be made.

Ford is reaching out to all affected owners and replacing the brake hoses at no charge.

If you’ve moved since purchasing your vehicle, or are not the original owner, then you can checkout the affected vehicle VIN list.  If your vehicle is on the list, we recommend contacting your closest ford dealer at https://www.ford.com.au/dealership/ and contacting them to schedule the repair work.

For more information, you can visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/ford-motor-company-of-australia-limited-ford-ranger-my2016-2018

 

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Comments 14

  1. As Ford haven’t fixed my Ranger for the last recall yet from 18 months ago… Not sure how quickly they will fix this one.
    The only solution Ford had to stop the Ranger catching fire is not compatible with an ARB recovery hook or bash plate.
    So now it is game on to see if it burns to the ground before I crash due to brake failure. I guess I could use it as an oversized paperweight….

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      Hi Brendan, sorry to hear that. If you contact your dealer I’m sure they will book in the brake check – spoke to the service manager at a dealer today and apparently it’s a relatively quick thing to fix

    2. That’s arb problem the hook and bash plate are after market so arb cant sell something that doesn’t fit

  2. If the hose does fail and the driver keeps applying the brakes won’t the brake fluid drain out leading to complete brake failure?

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      Hi Garth,
      I’m pretty sure that newer cars run a split system between front and rear, which creates two circuits. I’m led to believe that the reservoir is divided,meaning that if the front brake lines rupture, the rear still work. The system should detect the loss of pressure, and a warning light will come on the dash. If you see it, stop driving as soon as practical, but you won’t lose all brakes. The best way to deal with this is call your closest Ford dealer and have them look at it.

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      Hi Robert, If your vehicle is affected, Ford will replace the components. Inconvenient I’m sure, but well done on them owning this and fixing it in our opinion

      1. WRONG – if you lose brake fluid due to the front lines rupturing the rear will not work, unless of course they are running separate reservoirs and master cylinders for the front and back which I highly doubt.

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          Hi Jason, my understanding is that the vehicle runs two circuits from the one master cylinder. It’s one reservoir, but it splits it, meaning that if one fails, the other still works

  3. What is Ford doing about the Ford Ranger EGR cooler cracking .There are no warnings ,you find out when your #3 piston is holed.This causes high pressure in the crankcase forcing the oil from your engine.Mine failed at 100.9k.Engine o/haul shops are very busy.Approx cost 17k to 23k.Ouch.

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      Hi Dominic,

      No. It is just the Ranger. Out of interest, how do you find the Everest? Have you added mods and accessories? Would love to hear your thoughts!

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