A new recall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration affects 26,715 Ford trucks and vans. The 2011 Ford Ranger and service parts sold to dealerships for the 2004-2011 Ford Ranger, 2002-2007 Ford E-Series, and 2002-2005 Ford Excursion are all being recalled because a faulty switch could prevent exterior lights from illuminating.

2004-2011 Ford Ranger, 2002-2007 Ford E-Series, 2002-2005 Ford Excursion

The Problem: A slider within a multifunction switch could deform over time, which could prevent the turn signals, taillights, hazard lights, or brake lights from illuminating. If these lighting systems fail, NHTSA says there is an increased risk of vehicle accident.

The Fix: Ford will recall 2011 Ranger trucks built between January and April 2011, as well as replacement switches distributed to dealers for the Ranger, E-Series, and Excursion. The Rangers will be repaired for free starting August 15. Ford will recall any unsold parts from dealerships, and will attempt to contact owners whose vehicles were repaired with faulty components.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 20,450 Ford vehicles and 6265 replacement switches in dealer inventories.

Source: NHTSA