Recall Alert: 26,715 Ford Trucks, SUVs

Ford is recalling 26,715 trucks and SUVs because the multifunction switch in the steering column may be defective, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall affects certain 2011 Ford Ranger trucks built between Jan. 25 and April 25 at the Twin Cities Assembly Plant, along with the following models that were serviced with a suspect multifunction switch: 2004-11 Ford Ranger; 2002-05 Ford Excursion; and 2002-07 F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550.

In the affected vehicles, the multifunction switch has a slider that could experience deformation. As a result, the turn signal, taillamps, hazard lights or brake lights may not activate, increasing the risk of a crash. The high-mounted brake light is not affected.

The recall is expected to begin Aug. 15, and dealers will replace the switches for free. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

By Dave Lee | July 20, 2011 | Comments (4)


Electrical problems in February, gas tank problems in August and now faulty switches. I hope it is the end of recalls for Ford Motors in 2011.

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Mark Wadsworth

I have a 2011 F-150 that will not switch to low beams, and after the truck is turned off, the high beams won't go off regardless of off or auto on the switch.

Lydia Konno

I have a ford ranger 2010 that is experiencing all that what is describe in above recall. I called Kuhio ford concerning this and since the vin # showed there is no recall for this vehicle. Who should I believe. look like i will need to replace it by self. I Will not buy a ford again. Have chevy's but the same company owns chevy under Kuhio chevy. That's why I bought and shipped over from the mainland and bought one off Island on Oahu.

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