July 21, 2011 12:21:00 PM
Owners of 2004-2011 Ford Ranger pickup trucks should check with their dealer to see if their model is among approximately 26,715 vehicles being recalled across the nation due to a potential safety issue.
The recall, expected to be issued in mid-August, includes 2011 Rangers made between January and April at the Twin Cities plant in Detroit, Mich. as well as select models of the 2002-2007 Ford E-series, and some 2002-2005 Ford Excursions.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in the recall that a sliding switch could malfunction, causing the vehicles'' exterior lights -- including turn signals, tail lights, and harzard lights -- to possibly fail. The recall also includes service parts.
Ford will repair affected vehicles at no charge beginning Aug. 15.
For more information, please call Ford at 866-436-7332 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236.
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