The 2019 Ford Ranger has been recalled for defective taillights that reduce the visibility of the mid-size pickup truck and can increase the risk of a crash, according to a statement by the NHTSA released Monday.
A misaligned connector in the right and left rear taillight terminals is the cause of the problem, though the third center-mounted safety light still works correctly. All functions of the taillights, including stop, turn, and reverse lights, can operate intermittently or not at all. Other drivers might not know if the vehicle is stopping, turning, or backing up, thereby increasing the risk of a crash. The recall covers 72,718 units of the 2019 Ford Ranger.