Ford Ranger Pickup Trucks Recalled for Seat Belt Problem

The front passenger seat belt may be misrouted and fail to restrain the occupant in a crash

2019 Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger
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Ford has announced a recall of more than 47,000 Ranger SuperCab pickups from the 2019 through 2021 model years because the front passenger outboard seat belt might not have been assembled properly. This could lead to the belt being misrouted and failing to secure the passenger in the event of a crash.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documentation, Ford was alerted by NHTSA of a report of a misrouted front passenger seatbelt in July 2021. The report included a photo showing the belt routed through rubber trim and not the metal anchor. This vehicle was not part of a 2019 recall (19V518) for the same problem. 

Ford is not aware of any reports of crashes or injuries from this problem.

2019 Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger front passenger seat

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The Details

Vehicles recalled: A total of 47,683 Ford Ranger SuperCab pickup trucks from the 2019 through 2021 model years.

The problem: The front passenger seat belt may be improperly routed through a rubber trim piece and not a metal anchor.

The fix: The automaker will provide owners with instructions on how to perform a preliminary inspection of their front seatbelts. Owners who detect a problem, are unsure of the results of the inspection, or don’t feel comfortable performing the inspection should not drive their vehicles. They should instead contact their dealer to set up a time for the vehicle to be inspected. Dealers will inspect the front outboard seat belts and replace them if necessary, free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Ford is expected to notify owners by mail beginning Nov. 15, 2021. Owners may contact customer service at 866-436-7332. 

NHTSA campaign numbers: 21V811. Ford’s internal number is 21C25.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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Jon Linkov

I owe my career to two fateful events: my father buying a 1965 Corvette and my purchase of an Audi A4 rather than a Chevy Tahoe. The Corvette jump-started my love of cars, and the Audi led me to automotive journalism, track days, and amateur car repair. In my free time I cycle as much as possible, no matter the season.