Ford Expands Transit Connect Door Latch Recall

 

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 113,000 model-year 2014-16 Ford Transit Connect vans. This is an expansion of Ford's recent recall of approximately 40,000 vans for the same issue. The recall affects several other Ford vehicles as well.

The Problem: A side door component could break, preventing the doors from latching. If the door opens while driving, injuries could result. Ford has identified one accident and three injuries related to this issue, the automaker said in a statement.

The Fix: Dealers will replace side door latches for free.

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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Comments

bummer gotta a lot more units to fix now. Glad the recall is voluntary.

I didnt read anywhere that this was a voluntary recall clit.

This recall alone is gonna cost ford $640 million and it's not a voluntary. There is still recall for tranny downshift and master brake cylinder which needs to be done and it's gonna cost them.
Ford is done as well.
Ford tried to hide this recall and said, that only hot weather states needs to be addressed. Not nice ford . Not nice of you.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20160908/OEM11/160909862/ford-expands-door-latch-recall-to-1-5-million-more-vehicles

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This recall alone is gonna cost ford $640 million and it's not a voluntary. There is still recall for tranny downshift and master brake cylinder which needs to be done and it's gonna cost them.
Ford is done as well.
Ford tried to hide this recall and said, that only hot weather states needs to be addressed. Not nice ford . Not nice of you.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20160908/OEM11/160909862/ford-expands-door-latch-recall-to-1-5-million-more-vehicles

Posted by: RAM | Sep 9, 2016 11:53:46 AM

It seems you cannot get anything right can you. Ford stated they are starting their focus on the areas that was the most affected first.....

Because the rate of reports is higher for vehicles in states with higher ambient temperatures and solar loading, this recall is focused primarily in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Oregon and Washington.

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia-mobile/fna/us/en/news/2016/08/04/regional-safety-recall.html

I don't see anywhere where Ford tried to hide this issue. You may be confusing Ford with Fiat. They were hiding the safety issues along with death and injuries.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-fiat-chrysler-fine-idUSKBN0TS2UR20151209

While I think they should have recalled every vehicle involved right off the bat, I can see with the need for 5 million door latch's the recall should be focused first on the most affected areas.

The downshift issue is a simple programming fix. However Ford did step up and extend the warranty on the transmission if they have an issue with it. Never seen fiat do that.

I don't see anywhere where Ford tried to hide this issue.

Posted by: LMAO | Sep 9, 2016 2:14:20 PM

That's not what happened LMAO.

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which opened an investigation into the matter in January, disagreed with Ford’s decision to exclude vehicles other states.

“NHTSA has asked us to expand to 50 states and U.S. territories, so that’s what we’re doing,” Ford spokesman John Cangany said."

http://www.autonews.com/article/20160908/OEM11/160909862/ford-expands-door-latch-recall-to-1-5-million-more-vehicles

Clearly, ford tried to hide it , but NHTSA slapped their hands and said No, you will fix all of them.

Ford is broke. Prepare your money again taxpayers. It won't be under the table this time.

Just have a question...I own a 2010 Transit Connect. I've gotten all the recalls fixed:

2010 Inside Trim Does Not Provide Sufficient Head Injury Protection

2012 Wheelchair Lift Roll Stop Latch May Become Damaged

2012 The Windshield Wipers May Not Work Correctly

2014 Brake Reservoir Cap Mislabeled

2014 Windowless Sliding Door

2014 Potential Fuel Leak

2014 Sliding Door Panel

2014 Seat Belts

2015 Instrumentation And Warning Lights May Fail To Operate

2016 Vehicle Stability Control And Anti-Lock Brakes Malfunction

2016 Side door component could break, preventing the doors from latching

To name a few of the recalls.

With all these parts getting changed on my vehicle is it still a 2010? What year is my vehicle?

Ford did not hide anything. It was already on open recall. How do you hide something that is already open. You try so hard but fail every time. I give you credit for attempting to be smart though, it obviously does not work but you get 2 cookies for trying.

Posted by: LMAO | Sep 9, 2016 6:12:40 PM

That would be Ford style of hiding. Let's pretend , that we have a problem, because there were an accidentsand they couldn't hide it, but not all the cars are affected, just those in the higher weather temperatures. Nice try ford. It didn't work. $640 millions and counting. LOL.


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