Ford will recall 25,000 2010 Ford Ranger trucks because of problems with fuel leaks and electrical shorts that could lead to fires. Ford told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — who is already displeased with Ford – that it is calling back these 2010 Ford Ranger trucks with 2.3L engines to inspect a fuel line for chafing.
This is the second recall for the same Ford Rangers. Stating the obvious: when you are issuing a do-over recall, that is a bad thing.
This Ford recall also involves about 10,000 other pick-up trucks/crossover vehicles to fix a software problem that could lead to an electrical short and overheating, potentially causing a fire.
Like the Ford F-150 recall, people don’t appear to be getting hurt by these defects. But they are not doing a lot for consumer (or investor) confidence in Ford. We are all rooting for Ford to straighten these issues out and make good, safe cars and trucks.