Ford Australia has recalled more than 20,000 vehicles across the country over fears the transmission fluid pump gears could fail while driving.
In a recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website, Ford said 15,924 Ford Ranger utes and 5,044 Ford Everest SUVs have been affected.
“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 notice reads.
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“This may increase the risk of an accident and may result in serious injury to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”
The affected Ford Rangers include those with build dates from 19 December 2017 to 15 October 2019, while 2018 to 2019 Ford Everest vehicles with build dates from 30 May 2018 to 16 October 2019 are also included in the recall.
The car maker says it will contact owners of all affected vehicles to arrange for inspection and repair, free of charge.
A full list of affected vehicles can be found here.