2024 Ford Ranger Bed Rail Mounted Accessories Safety Info

2024 Ranger Bed Rails Safety Info

If you own, or plan to own a 2024 Ford Ranger, Ford would like owners to be aware of how bed rail mounted accessories need to be attached and secured to the 24MY Ranger. In particular, the bed rails and bed rail moldings do not support “Universal Clamping or Attachment Methods” and accessories purchased should be Genuine Ford Accessories (GFA) or Ford Licensed Accessories (FLA) designed for the 2024 Ford Ranger to ensure the highest level of compatibility and correct fit.

What Ford Says About Pickup Box Bed Rails, Bed Rail Moldings, And Bed Rail Mounted Accessories On Your 2024 Ford Ranger

The design of the 2024 Ranger pickup box bed rails and bed rail moldings (also referred to as “bed rail plastic capping” in your Owner’s Manual) is not compatible with certain bed rail mounted accessories, including those designed for use on prior model year Rangers. We recognize this is not ideal for some customers, but we also know getting a new vehicle is an important and exciting time, so we want to do everything we can to share the information you need to confidently and properly accessorize your 2024 Ranger.

The following points should be taken into consideration and acknowledged as you take delivery of your 2024 Ranger:

The 2024 Ranger bed rails and bed rail moldings do not support universal clamping or attachment methods.

  • Accessories should only be attached and secured using specific mounting points and attachment methods. Accessories should never be clamped to the bed rail moldings (bed rail plastic capping).
  • Additional information is included your Owner’s Manual. Failure to comply with the Owner’s Manual instructions could result in a safety hazard to you, your passengers, or other road users.

To ensure the highest level of compatibility and correct fit, the use of Genuine Ford Accessories (GFA) and Ford Licensed Accessories (FLA) designed for the 2024 Ford Ranger is recommended.

  • Using Genuine Ford Accessories (GFA) and Ford Licensed Accessories (FLA) ensures proper mounting points are utilized and ensures proper fit of the bed rail mounted accessory to your truck.

More Information on 2024 Ford Ranger Bed Rail Accessories

The topic we are looking to educate everyone on is the pickup box bed rails and bed rail moldings (also referred to as “bed rail plastic capping” in the Owner’s Manual), and how bed rail mounted accessories need to be attached and secured to the 24MY Ranger.

Explanation of The Bed Rail

When we say pickup box bed rail here, it is meant to identify a couple of vehicle components- one is the top of the pickup box sheet metal, and the other is the bed rail molding, or bed rail plastic capping, that covers the sheet metal surface. You may notice that the 24MY Ranger has three small square tabs, or access caps, on both the driver side and passenger side plastic capping- those are mounting point identifiers.

How Accessories Affect The Bed Rail on 2024 Ranger

When it comes to identifying bed rail mounted accessories, this will include familiar and popular items like tonneau covers and bed caps, but it could also include more specialized use items like bed rail cross bars, bed rail mounted kayak/canoe/ladder racks or carriers, or bed rail mounted sports hoops/sports bars/chase racks.

The most important thing to know and understand is any bed rail mounted accessory installed on the 24MY Ranger must be designed specifically for the 24MY Ranger, utilizing mounting points that ensure proper and secure attachment of the accessory. If an attempt is made to install an accessory that was not, or is not, designed specifically for the 24MY Ranger mounting points, it may use a universal clamping or attachment method that will not properly secure the accessory to the bed rails. If one of these accessories is improperly clamped or attached to the bed rails or the plastic molding/capping, or if one of these accessories is clamped or attached to the wrong location along the bed rails or the plastic molding/capping, there is a risk that the accessory could come loose from the truck.

Ford recommends using Genuine Ford Accessories and Ford Licensed Accessories that have been designed specifically for the 24MY Ranger.

The 24MY Ranger bed rails do not support universal clamping or attachment methods. Accessories should only be attached and secured using specific mounting points and attachment methods. To ensure proper attachment to the bed rails, Ford recommends using Genuine Ford Accessories and Ford Licensed Accessories designed specifically for the 24MY Ranger.

No. To ensure proper accessory attachment, Ford recommends using Genuine Ford Accessories or Ford Licensed Accessories designed specifically for the 24MY Ranger.

Ford recommends using Genuine Ford Accessories and Ford Licensed Accessories designed specifically for the 24MY Ranger to ensure proper fit and installation with the mounting points. You should not use any bed rail mounted accessory that is not utilizing the mounting points on the 24MY Ranger.

Learn More About The 2024 Ford Ranger

The 2024 Ford Ranger is redesigned for 2024 with new exterior and interior styling to new driver-assist technology features to available SYNC 4A with Enhanced Voice Recognition, the new Ranger is ready for the next adventure. See how Chastang Ford can help you find the perfect 2024 Ford Ranger to meet your driving needs.

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