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Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 Recalled Due to Fire Risk


Ford recalls 59,000 examples of the Ranger and Mazda recalls 17,000 examples of the BT-50 due to DPF filter fire hazard

 Ford Australia has recalled 59,000 examples of the Ranger and Mazda has recalled 17,000 of the mechanically related BT-50 due to grass and vegetation brushing up and getting caught in DPF filters which could lead to a fire if the problem is not addressed.

The recall affects vehicles made from July 2016, and the fire risk occurs when the DPF filter is in regeneration mode and it emits excessive heat and if there’s enough build-up of grass or vegetation, a fire can start.

One example of a Ranger fire has been reported in Australia, no recorded instances with the BT-50.

Ford is contacting owners via post and has provided instructions on how to inspect and clean out the affected areas.

Mazda has created and posted instructional video on how check and clean the DPF filter on YouTube.

To check if your vehicle is affected, VINs are listed on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety website.

Manufacturers will commence contacting customers when the parts become available.

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