Ford Australia is recalling its current-generation Ranger and Everest due to a seatbelt issue.

“Due to a defect during assembly, some vehicles may have the driver’s seatbelt assembled incorrectly,” the company says in its recall notice.

“This will reduce the effectiveness of the seatbelt in the event of an accident.

“If the seatbelt is not assembled correctly, it will not adequately restrain the occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury or death.”

  • A total of 1380 vehicles are affected from 2022
  • The VIN list is attached here
  • The original recall notice is attached here

Ford will contact owners of affected vehicles when parts become available.

If you own one, you’ll need to make an appointment at a Ford dealership for a free inspection and fix.

If you have any further questions, you can contact your Ford dealer or the company’s Customer Relationship Centre on 13 FORD (13 3673).

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William Stopford

William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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