Ford Motor Company is recalling about 19,500 model year 2019 Ford Rangers sold in the U.S., and Canada.
The HVAC blower motor may have been built with an improper clearance between an electrical terminal and the conductive base-plate slot that may result in a resistive electrical short.
This can increase the risk of the HVAC blower motor overheating, melting, smoking or causing a fire.
Ford says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition, but says the was one customer warranty report of smoke while driving that is potentially related to this concern.
What to do
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the HVAC blower motor and replace at no charge to owners it if it is within the suspect part production dates.
Owners may contact Ford at (866) 436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is19S34.