Ford is recalling about 2,700 model year 2019 Ranger trucks.
The two fasteners that secure the transmission shift cable bracket to the transmission housing may not have been torqued to specification.
Over time, an improperly torqued fastener could allow the transmission shift cable bracket to become loose and the transmission to be in a gear state different from the gearshift position selected by the driver.
This condition could allow the driver to remove the ignition key (if equipped) with no instrument panel warning message or chime indicating that the transmission is not in park. This could allow unintended vehicle movement or roll away if the parking brake is not applied, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
No accidents or injuries related to this condition have been reported.
What to do
Owners should apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked.
Dealers will properly torque the two fasteners and verify the proper operation of the transmission selector assembly according to established workshop manual procedure.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at (866)436-7332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 19S15.