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Ford Transit Recalls

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05/18/16 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 transit vehicles manufactured february 13, 2014, to january 13, 2016 and equipped with rear passenger seats. the rear seat belt buckles may be damaged if a heavy object is placed on, or impacts, the top of the buckle. the damage may prevent the buckle from latching or from remaining latched.

An unlatched seat belt increases the risk of injury to the occupant in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will modify or replace the seat belt buckles, depending on their location in the vehicle, free of charge. the recall began may 18, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s06.

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.
12/19/14 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 ford transit vehicles manufactured july 28, 2014, to august 7, 2014. in the affected vehicles the fuel filter bracket mounting may detach from the frame cross member over time.

A separation of the fuel filter from the cross member will disrupt distribution of fuel to the engine, thereby inducing an engine stall. an unexpected engine stall while driving increases the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a reinforcement plate, free of charge. the recall began on december 19, 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s23.

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.
08/27/14 Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 transit vehicles manufactured april 3, 2014, to may 27, 2014. brake fluid may leak from the brake hose/caliper junctions at the rear of the vehicle.

A brake fluid leak may lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle. if both of the rear brake junctions leak, there may a complete loss of braking. either of these scenarios increase the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sealing washers on both rear brake caliper to brake hose joints, free of charge. the recall began in august 2014. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 14s15.

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.
10/14/16 Engine Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 transit vehicles manufactured july 15, 2015, to april 14, 2016 and equipped with a 3.2l diesel engine. a fuel injector or the fuel volume control valve may clog due to metallic debris within the fuel system.

If debris clogs the fuel system, the engine may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel injection pump and associated parts and, if necessary, will replace the fuel filter and flush the fuel system, free of charge. the recall began on october 14, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s32.

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.
02/09/16 Transmission and Drivetrain Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 ford transit vehicles manufactured may 1, 2015, to june 26, 2015, and equipped with dual rear wheels. the affected vehicles have a left or right rear axle drive shafts that may fracture, resulting in loss of drive power. additionally, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll if it is parked without the parking brake applied.

A loss of drive power or vehicle rollaway after being parked can increase the risk of a vehicle crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right axle drive shafts, free of charge. the recall began february 9, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15s37.

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 Transmission and Drivetrain Ford motor company (ford) is recalling all 2015-2017 transit vehicles except 156" and 178" wheelbase chassis cab and cut-away bodies. in the affected vehicles, the flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft may prematurely fail.

If the coupling fails, the vehicle will not be able to move under its own power and the disconnected driveshaft may impact and damage the brake and fuel lines. additionally, the separated driveshaft may allow the vehicle to roll if the vehicle is exited when the transmission is in 'park' but the parking brake is not applied. these scenarios may increase the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and as an interim repair, dealers will replace the flexible coupling on any vehicle with more than 30,000 miles. a final remedy repair of a redesigned flexible coupling or a revised driveshaft equipped with a universal joint is being developed and is expected in early 2018. these repairs will be made free of charge. interim notifications informing owners of the safety risk were mailed july 21, 2017. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s15.

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.
05/18/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 ford transit vehicles, equipped with a trailer tow module. water can enter the tow modules and corrode the wiring causing issues such as rapidly flashing turn signals, loss of instrument panel display, an electrical short and possibly the deployment of seatbelt pretensioner.

An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire. turn signal, instrument cluster or seatbelt pretensioner problems can increase the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will add a drainage hole in the driver's door stepwell and incorporate a fuse into the vehicle's wiring harness, free of charge. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. note: this is an expansion of recall 17v-668 (ford recall 17s34). ford's number for this recall expansion is 17s34-s1.

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.
02/09/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 ford transit vehicles, equipped with a trailer tow module. water can enter the tow modules and corrode the wiring causing issues such as rapidly flashing turn signals, loss of instrument panel display, an electrical short and possibly the deployment of seatbelt pretensioner.

An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire. turn signal, instrument cluster or seatbelt pretensioner problems can increase the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will add a drainage hole in the driver's door stepwell and incorporate a fuse into the vehicle's wiring harness, free of charge. the recall began on february 9, 2018. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s34.

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.
05/18/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 transit vehicles manufactured march 12, 2014, to march 18, 2016. in the affected vehicles, the side curtain air bag may not deploy with the proper trajectory due to being folded and packaged incorrectly.

A side curtain air bag that does not deploy as intended may increase the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and re-orient the side curtain air bag assembly, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on may 18, 2016. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 16s13.

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.
06/29/16 Other New england wheels (new england) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 ford e-250, e-350, and 2015 ford transit vans equipped with certain model s2005, s2010, s5005, s5010, s5505, and s5510 wheelchair lifts by ricon. the platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack. additionally, the lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.

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

New england will notify owners, and ricon dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. the platform will be inspected for cracks. any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on june 29, 2016. owners may contact new england customer service at 1-800-886-9247. new england's number for this recall is 16e-020.

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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06/15/16 Other National van builders, inc. (national van) is recalling certain model year 2015 ford transit vehicles manufactured july 1, 2015, to october 30, 2015, and equipped with certain model s2005, s2010, s5005, s5010, s5505, and s5510 wheelchair lifts by ricon. the platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack. additionally, the lifts are equipped with folding link arms that may have pivot holes that are too big, allowing the bearings to move out of position.

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

National van will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the link arms for damage or for displaced bearings. the platform will be inspected for cracks. any damaged parts will be replaced, free of charge. the recall began on june 15, 2016. owners may contact national van customer service at 1-800-527-7477. national van's number for this recall is ricon 2016.

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.
06/12/15 Other Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 transit vehicles manufactured march 1, 2015, to april 10, 2015. the affected vehicles may have been built with seat belt assemblies that have seat belt labels that are missing the required belt model and model year and instead state "prototype sample." as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) 209, "seat belt assemblies."

In the event of a safety issue with the affected seat belts, the vehicle owner may not be able to identify the seat belt if the seat belt label does not include a date of manufacturer.

Ford has notified the one fleet owner affected, and a ford representative will travel to the vehicle locations to install a new label that includes all of the required information. there will be no charge for this service. the recall began on june 12, 2015. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 15c05.

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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Ford Transit 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.

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