Ford recalls more than 20,000 vehicles over fears transmissions could fail 

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Ford recalls more than 20,000 vehicles over fears transmissions could fail

Ford has recalled more than 20,000 vehicles over fears transmission fluid pump gears could fail while driving.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commision has issued a recall of Ford Ranger MY2017-2019 and Ford Everest MY2018-2019 vehicles nationwide.

‘Transmission fluid pump gear failure can cause a loss of hydraulic fluid pressure in the transmission, which can result in a loss of motive power,’ the recall statement reads.

This issue may increase the risk of the driver having an accident and could result in serious injury to those driving or other road users.

The recall affects 15,924 of the Ranger models with the build dates between 19 December 2017 to 15 October 2019.

There are also 5044 Everests with the build dates between 30 May 2018 to 16 October 2019 that have been affected.

Ford will contact owners of all affected vehicles to arrange for inspection.

Vehicles will be repaired free of charge.

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