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Ford Transit Connect Recalls

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08/22/16 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 transit connect vehicles manufactured february 22, 2016, through june 16, 2016. the brake hydraulic control unit (hcu) pump may be contaminated with metallic debris. as such, these vehicles fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 126, "electronic stability control systems."

If the brake hcu pump is contaminated, the performance of the electronic stability control and related brake systems may degrade, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the brake hcu pump, free of charge. the recall began on august 22, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 16c10.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/04/15 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 ford escape vehicles manufactured may 19, 2014, to february 6, 2015, and transit connect vehicles manufactured may 11, 2014, to july 2, 2015. due to a software incompatibility issue, the instrument panel cluster be inoperative including a blank multiple functional display (mfd), and non-functional warning chimes, messages and warning lights. specific warning chimes, messages and warning lights. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 101, "control and displays."

If the instrument cluster is inoperative, the driver of may not be warned of safety related issues such as low tire pressures or disabled air bags, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument panel software, free of charge. the recall began on august 4, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15c03.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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11/19/14 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 transit connect vehicles manufactured august 1, 2013, to july 10, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the fuel and vapor lines may have been incorrectly installed in the engine compartment, allowing the two lines to make contact.

Contact between the two lines may result in abrasion and a fuel leak. a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.

Ford has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel line routing. if the fuel line has been routed incorrectly, it will be replaced and routed correctly. these repairs will be made free of charge. the recall began on november 17, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s24.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/27/15 Engine Ford motor company (ford) notified the agency on january 8, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2014 ford escape vehicles manufactured april 15, 2014, to may 8, 2014, and 2015 lincoln mkc vehicles manufactured april 21, 2014, to may 15, 2014. on april 30, 2015, ford expanded the recall to cover an additional 45,505 vehicles, including certain model year 2014-2015 ford transit connect vehicles manufactured november 11, 2013, to august 29, 2014, 2014-2015 ford fiesta vehicles manufactured april 10, 2014, to june 17, 2014 and 2014 ford edge vehicles manufactured april 30, 2014, to may 21, 2014. improper nickel plating of components within the fuel pump may result in the fuel pump failing.

If the fuel pump fails, the vehicle may stall without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. the recall began on february 27, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s30.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 Engine Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2014 escape, 2014-2015 fiesta st, 2013-2014 fusion and 2013-2015 transit connect vehicles equipped with 1.6l gtdi engines. if the vehicle is started and driven with an insufficient level of coolant within the engine cooling system, the engine cylinder head may overheat, crack and leak oil.

If the cylinder head cracks and leaks oil, the oil may contact a hot engine or exhaust component, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a coolant level sensor and the supporting hardware and software, free of charge. remedy parts are currently unavailable. interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed april 21, 2017. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available, currently expected to be in late-2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s09.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/22/16 Brakes and Traction Control Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 transit connect vehicles manufactured february 22, 2016, through june 16, 2016. the brake hydraulic control unit (hcu) pump may be contaminated with metallic debris. as such, these vehicles fail to conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 126, "electronic stability control systems."

If the brake hcu pump is contaminated, the performance of the electronic stability control and related brake systems may degrade, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the brake hcu pump, free of charge. the recall began on august 22, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 16c10.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/02/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 transit connect vehicles manufactured october 4, 2013, to july 14, 2014 and equipped with a panoramic fixed-glass vista roof. the panoramic roof panel may have an inadequate bond to the vehicle, possibly resulting in the panel separating from the vehicle.

If the panoramic roof panel separates from the vehicle while it is being driven, it may increase the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will remove, clean, and reinstall the panoramic roof panel, free of charge. the recall began november 2, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s35.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/27/17 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 ford focus, 2013-2015 ford escape and ford c-max, 2015 lincoln mkc and ford mustang, and 2014-2016 ford transit connect vehicles. a component within the door latches may break, preventing the doors from latching and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.

A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door latches with an improved part, free of charge. the recall began on january 27, 2017. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s30.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/26/15 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 ford transit connect vehicles manufactured november 6, 2013, to september 20, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the upper seat belt bolts may have been improperly torqued, allowing them to loosen over time.

If the seat belt anchorage fasteners loosen over time, there is an increased risk of personal injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the original seatbelt fasteners with properly torqued fasteners, free of charge. the recall began march 26, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15s03.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/28/15 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 ford transit connect cargo vans manufactured august 9, 2013, to september 20, 2014. the affected vehicles are equipped with sliding door panels that may have an improper bond strength between the plastic panel and paint primer. this could cause the door panel to separate from the vehicle while driving.

If the plastic sliding door panel separates while driving, it can increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reinstall the panel with proper materials, free of charge. the recall began january 28, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s26.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/13/15 Other Cummings mobility conversion & supply (cummings) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 ford e-150, e-250, e-350, chevrolet express, 2006-2008 dodge sprinter, and 2009-2014 mercedes-benz sprinter, and 2013 ford transit connect vehicles manufactured january 1, 2006, to october 8, 2014, equipped with certain model s2005, s2010, s5005, s5010, s5505, and s5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by ricon corporation after january 1, 2006. the platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.

If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. when the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.

Cummings will notify owners to take buses to a ricon dealer or service center who will install supplemental platform support bumpers. any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began january 13, 2015. owners may contact cumming's customer service at 1-800-639-5438 or ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. cumming's number for this recall is 14e-041.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/06/14 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 transit connect vehicles manufactured march 1, 2014, through may 15, 2014. the affected vehicles may have a brake reservoir cap that does not have the required text advising owners which brake fluid the vehicle uses. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 135, "light vehicle brake systems."

Without the correct brake reservoir label on the cap someone may add the wrong brake fluid, causing damage to the brake system seals, resulting in brake fluid leaks, lengthened stopping distances and increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford has notified owners. dealers will replace the brake reservoir cap with a correct one, free of charge. the recall began on july 14, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. ford's number for this recall is 14c06.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/19/10 Other Ford is recalling certain model year 2010 transit connect vehicles manufactured from december 5, 2008 through may 31, 2010 for failing to meet the minimum requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 201, "occupant protection in interior impact." during vehicle testing the vehicle exceeded head injury criteria requirements set by the standard. the headliner retention pushpin located on the headliner above the b-pillar trim on both the left and right side of the vehicles needs to be replaced.

In the event of a vehicle crash, an occupant could be at an increased risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. the safety recall began on july 19, 2010. owners may contact ford motor company at 1-866-436-7332.

Ford's recall campaign number is 10c13. owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .

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Ford Transit Connect Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.