2023 Ford Ranger: Some new utes grounded for vibration concern
2023 Ford Ranger utes have solely simply began showing on buyer driveways however a problem has already come to mild.
Some homeowners have posted on social media about experiencing tailshaft vibrations in V6 fashions at speeds of between 40-80km/h.
Ford Australia claims the difficulty impacts solely a minor variety of autos, and is contacting the homeowners it believes are affected.
If you happen to personal a car and are experiencing this concern, Ford says you’ll be able to contact one in all its dealerships to have the car inspected and glued.
As for autos which have but to achieve prospects, it’s test-driving all of the autos it believes could also be affected.
The corporate didn’t advise precisely how lengthy of a delay homeowners of affected autos will expertise earlier than they will take supply of their Rangers.
Quite a few homeowners have posted on social media that they’ve been notified of “high quality checks” that may delay supply, however many haven’t been given a brand new supply date.
“We’re conscious of a small variety of autos which have exhibited some harshness or vibration at sure occasions when driving,” mentioned a spokesperson for Ford Australia.
“As a part of the conventional pre-delivery course of, our sellers are conducting street checks of buyer autos and dealing with our technical group to resolve any considerations earlier than they’re delivered to prospects.”
Ford isn’t the one model to have skilled first-year points with a brand new car, although sadly for the model it’s affecting simply its most high-profile car launch in a decade – and seemingly affecting the preferred variants with the longest ready occasions.
The corporate says the Wildtrak V6, for instance, will take round eight months to reach if ordered at this time.
The up-spec ute – which sits under solely the upcoming Raptor within the Ranger hierarchy – is in scorching demand, notably when outfitted with the elective Premium Pack.
Ford has mentioned homeowners can take supply of a Wildtrak sooner in the event that they specify it with out mentioned bundle.
Sellers are taking supply of round 10,000 new-generation Rangers throughout Australia throughout July and August.
The corporate had confirmed again in June it had taken around 17,000 Ranger orders, together with 4000 for the petrol-powered Raptor flagship alone.