Recall Alert: 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 40,000 model-year 2014-16 Ford Transit Connect vans sold or ever registered in states with higher ambient temperatures, including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Oregon and Washington. Only Transit Connects built at the Valencia Assembly Plant between Aug., 2013, to Feb. 1, 2016, are affected.

The Problem: A side door component could break, preventing the doors from latching. If the door is able to be closed, it could become unlatched while driving, increasing the risk of injury. Ford has identified one accident and one injury that may be related to this issue, the automaker said in a statement.

The Fix: Dealers will replace side door latches for free. Ford also announced a customer satisfaction program for vehicles outside the scope of this recall. If one of those vehicles has a broken door latch, the automaker will provide a one-time replacement for free, regardless of the vehicle's age.

What Owners Should Do: Ford has not yet announced an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-392-3673, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

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The news I listen to said this recall involves 800,000 vehicles!
Sounds to me like the problem is more than just this model.

BREAKING NEWS!

Ford recalls 830K vehicles to fix faulty door latches
[Associated Press]
August 4, 2016

DETROIT (AP) – Ford is recalling about 830,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Mexico because parts in the side door latches can break and the doors can open while the vehicles are moving.

The recall announced Thursday covers certain 2013 to 2015 Ford Escape SUVs and C-Max cars, and 2012 to 2015 Focus cars. Also included are 2014 to 2016 Ford Transit Connect vans, and Ford Mustang sports cars and Lincoln MKC SUVs from 2015.

Ford says a faulty spring part can break, stopping the doors from latching. The company says the rate of problems is higher in states with high temperatures and sunlight exposure, so the recall is focused on all of Mexico and 16 states mainly in the south and west. States included are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Oregon and Washington.

States were included even if only parts met the criteria for high temperatures and sunlight exposure, the company said.

Dealers will replace all latches in the recall states and Mexico. In other states they will replace the latches if they break.

The company says it knows of one crash and one injury that could have been caused by the problem.

The recall will cost Ford about $270 million, and that figure will be included in the company’s third-quarter pretax results, Ford said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Door latches have been problematic for Ford during the past two years. In May of 2015 the company had to recall 692,000 small and midsize cars for a similar latch problem. At the time, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned owners of the cars to get them repaired as soon as they get a notice from Ford.

@Hemi,

Breaking.....

Parts Maker ZF Recalls 505K Transmission Control Sensors
By The Associated Press
DETROIT — Aug 5, 2016, 2:14 PM E

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/parts-maker-zf-recalling-505k-transmission-control-sensors-41139951

he company says in government documents that the transmissions were sold to several automakers that will issue recalls. But the only one identified was Fiat Chrysler...

Fix it again failure.

I have a transit conect 2015 and the water pump broken down ot is in reinle almost a new car.

When willl the repair parts become available for the car dealers to repair them?
Thank you.



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