Ford recalls Ranger models amid gearshift cable fears

Ford Motor Company has recalled a number of its Ranger vehicles. 

The recall occurred when the company realised the gearshift retaining clip might not be securely fastened. 

The issue could lead to the gearshift cables making contact with the rear driveshaft. 

“Continued contact between the gearshift cables and driveshaft can damage both components. This could result in difficulty changing gears and/or loss of drive, posing an accident hazard,” the recall said. 

However, at the time of recall, there had been no reported cases of failure in Australia. 

Ford will write to all known owners of affected vehicles. 

The recall said Rangers fitted with manual transmission and built from June 5, 2015 until February 12, 2016 were affected.