2019 Ranger Missing 2 of the 6 Bed Tie Down Brackets


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Our 2019 Ranger SupeCab bed came with only (4) bed tie down hooks. It's designed to have (6).

So the story goes that the factory was running low on bed tie down bracket inventory so they just used (4). It has the tapped holes in the bed for the other (2) hooks

WTF? :icon_confused: (yeah... they also shipped a bunch of trucks without any seam sealer on the door skin seams... have you looked at yours?)

So I went to the dealer, walked the sales manager out to my truck showed him the (4) hooks, the empty tapped holes and then showed him how every other Ranger on their lot had (6) hooks.

They ordered the brackets (<-- Made in Thailand) and screws and then wrote up some sort of service warranty against Ford to pay for them. It took the hooks about a month to show up because... wait for it... they were on nationwide back order.

I installed them myself (cause I don't trust the dealer to do anything) and used a 8mm-1.25 tap to chase the tapped holes to remove the factory applied Ford ToughBed spray in liner from the holes. Also added a little never seize to the tapped holes.

In case you need to do the same.. here's the P/N's of the parts.. and some photo's.

Tie Down Hook - Ford (KB3Z-21550A74-A) $6.49 ea, Quan. (2) = $12.98
Tie Down Hook Bolt - Ford (-W505594-S450B) $3.90 ea, Quan. (4) = $15.60

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Yeah mine are absent. Looks like it was built around May.
 

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Yeah mine are absent. Looks like it was built around May.
Ours was built in July.... does your truck have seam sealer on the doors?

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Mine was built in July! Noticed the missing "tie downs, yesterday, will have to ck the doors today. Thanks for the pics/info!!!(y)
 

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Well, no sealant in mine either. At least I live in a fairly "dry" area--Now I know the manufacturers have made great strides in "corrosion" protection, but for all who live in winter for real, this is a very poor oversite, on Fords part!! The potential for issues further down the road on this item, are many!
 

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Well, no sealant in mine either. At least I live in a fairly "dry" area--Now I know the manufacturers have made great strides in "corrosion" protection, but for all who live in winter for real, this is a very poor oversite, on Fords part!! The potential for issues further down the road on this item, are many!
Yeah... that sucks... I mean WTF id Ford thinking?

There's a guy (Beef_Stew) over on the Ranger5g site who got Ford to pay to add sealer to his Ranger... you could likely do the same. Here's a link: https://www.ranger5g.com/forum/threads/seam-sealer-missing-on-doors.5169/
 

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Never ever buy first year production of ANYTHING. This is “beta” year where they sort out the bugs......and you get to pay all that depreciation to help them find the bugs!!!
 

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Never ever buy first year production of ANYTHING. This is “beta” year where they sort out the bugs......and you get to pay all that depreciation to help them find the bugs!!!
Sure, there will be 1st run issues... But shipping trucks that aren't finished, and not notifying the dealers to make it right, that's just a cheapskate move by Ford.
 

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Sure, there will be 1st run issues... But shipping trucks that aren't finished, and not notifying the dealers to make it right, that's just a cheapskate move by Ford.
Probably hoping no one noticed. Good for you, for bringing it to the light.:icon_thumby:
 

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Never ever buy first year production of ANYTHING. This is “beta” year where they sort out the bugs......and you get to pay all that depreciation to help them find the bugs!!!
Everyone does know, that ranger production continued for the rest of the world, other than USA/Canada, 2012-2018?? I saw several in our area, from Mexico. Not positive, but I think they were built in the Mexico Plant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Ranger For 2011, the Ranger was discontinued in the United States and Canada.[1] The same year, Ford commenced production of a mid-size Ford Ranger; sold globally (other than the United States and Canada until 2019), production was revived in the United States in 2018 The revived Ranger is the global Ranger T6, adapted slightly to accommodate American government regulations
 
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Everyone does know, that ranger production continued for the rest of the world, other than USA/Canada, 2012-2018?? I saw several in our area, from Mexico. Not positive, but I think they were built in the Mexico Plant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Ranger For 2011, the Ranger was discontinued in the United States and Canada.[1] The same year, Ford commenced production of a mid-size Ford Ranger; sold globally (other than the United States and Canada until 2019), production was revived in the United States in 2018 The revived Ranger is the global Ranger T6, adapted slightly to accommodate American government regulations
Adapted slightly? I find Wikipedia scary. You don't know if the data is from a good source, or some teenage gamer who lives in his Grandparents basement.

It's hard to get a good answer as to if the US Ranger shares much with the T6....

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"One could be forgiven for assuming the Ranger would simply be a Euro-Ranger adjusted for North American crash and safety regulations, since it’s already a best-selling nameplate in Europe and the second-best selling truck outside of North America. That is not the case. Per Ford Engineers, the North American Ranger is only similar in its dimensions. "

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-shows/detroit-auto-show/a14783721/2019-ford-ranger-debut-release-date-specs/

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"Drawing on the continued evolution of the Ranger, Ford didn't change a great deal from the versions sold in other markets for its return to North America."

https://newatlas.com/2019-ford-ranger-review/59801/

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"The North American version has a new fully boxed frame. "

"When putting pencil to paper, Ranger design chief Max Wolff started with the 2012 Ranger design. He was granted license to tweak every panel because he would be working with new suppliers—and the plant was being retooled—so there were no barriers to making changes.
Wolff gave the truck a solid steel front bumper with big frame-mounted hooks, a short overhang for off-road, a tougher-looking hood extending from the raked windshield, a high beltline, and fender overrides so the wheel arches appear to have more width. There is a steel bumper, but the tailgate is aluminum with a spoiler and Ranger stamped on it. The cargo box rails are designed with North American buyers in mind."

"There was speculation the North American-market Ranger would be different from the global truck—perhaps even ride on a unibody platform. But it is the same architecture, developed in Australia but with new parts, some shared with the F-150. And the Ranger underwent the same strenuous testing as the F-150, Bolt said. "

https://www.motortrend.com/cars/ford/ranger/2019/2019-ford-ranger-first-look-review/


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I got all the tie downs but now I'll have to check the doors. I've had center caps for the steel wheels I bought for winter tires on back order for about two months now. They were originally supposed to be shipped to the dealer in November but changed to just "back order". So, I'll just have to stay on top of the Fluid Film coating I sprayed on the hubs until they finally come in. In some ways, Ford did a great job but in other ways, they have really dropped the ball with the Ranger.
 

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I got all the tie downs but now I'll have to check the doors. I've had center caps for the steel wheels I bought for winter tires on back order for about two months now. They were originally supposed to be shipped to the dealer in November but changed to just "back order".
Check eBay for your center caps. I just got 4 Ford logo caps for the Mustang Bullitt wheels going on the 1985 for $25............Didn‘t like the cobra caps they came with. Just need to know what the diameter is. Most are posted in mm dimensions, so be sure to accurately convert.
 


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