Ford Philippines said it is now conducting repairs for selected Ford Ranger, Ford Everest, and Ford Mustang units covered by recent recalls.
In a statement to AutoDeal, the American carmaker said owners of 10-speed automatic variants of the popular Ranger pick-up and Everest sport-utility vehicle have been notified, with the free service requiring half a day.
Ranger and Everests, which are imported from Thailand, were recalled due to the possibility of the transmission fluid pump gear failing, leading to the loss of mobility for the vehicle. Ford Australia had also issued a recall in June of 2020 for this issue as it likewise imports its units from Thailand.
U.S. sourced models
The Ford Mustang recall, on the other hand, was issued by Ford USA for the possible failure of the brake pedal bracket assembly during hard stopping. This could result in being unable to stop the car. The affected models were produced at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan from Mar. 4, 2019 to Aug. 13, 2020.
“Ford Philippines will reach out to affected Mustang customers,” the company said. “During repair, dealers will replace the brake pedal bracket assembly. Alternatively, owners can also check the Field Service Action Tracker on the Ford website to see if their vehicle is included in the recall programs.”
Ford Philippines further clarified that U.S.-sourced units like the Expedition, Explorer, and the F-150 are not affected by the recall program for the rearview camera. Ford USA ordered the recall after finding that there was an intermittently insufficient flow of electricity to the reverse camera modules, resulting in a blank or distorted image displayed on the car’s screen.
With that in mind, it's nice to see automakers taking proactive steps when it comes to the safety and security of its customer base. Not all recalls are a bad thing, yet can be considered as a step forward into further improving already existing vehicles.