Ford is loading up on recalls this week, now issuing a recall of 20,450 trucks that have a defect that may cause the vehicles’ tail lights to malfunction. This comes on the heels of a fuel tank recall earlier this week. Ford says the electrical switches that control the lights may deform over time, keeping various tail lights from working properly. This recall covers 2011 model-year Ranger compact pickup trucks, 2002-2005 Excursions, F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks.
Ford stock is struggling this year after an unbelievably good run. Is the spate of recalls in 2011 a part of the problem? I don’t know but it is not hard to put 2 and 2 together.