Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Ford Transit Connect


Vehicles Affected: Ford is recalling approximately 27,600 model-year 2014 and 90 model-year 2015 Ford Transit Connect vans in two separate recalls.

The Problem: In the first recall, model-year 2014 Transit Connects with a 2.5-liter engine built at the Valencia Body and Assembly Plant in Spain between Aug. 1, 2013, and July 10, 2014, may have incorrect fuel- and vapor-line routing. If the lines are routed incorrectly, they may rub together and possibly cause a leak in the fuel line over time. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire and increase the risk of a crash.

In the second recall, a bracket that holds the fuel filter to the frame in model-year 2015 Transit Connects built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri between July 28, 2014, and Aug. 7, 2014, may become detached over time. If the filter becomes detached, it will result in a knocking sound or an engine stall because of fuel starvation. An engine stall with the inability to restart the engine could increase the risk of a crash. Ford is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to these issues.

The Fix: Ford will notify owners, although it has not yet announced a notification schedule for either recall. In the 2014 Transit Connect recall, dealers will inspect the lines and reroute the fuel line if necessary. In the 2015 Transit Connect recall, dealers will inspect the vehicles and reinforce the underbody structure if necessary. Work related to both recalls will be done for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more info.

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Ford brass decided that since November figures are going to suck anyway, may as well dump all of the recalls at once. Clean house.

This is why Ford let 100 employees to go by just text message.
This recalls costs manufacturers billions. Ford is no exception.
Few more recalls and they will ask for bailout.

A van recall on PUTC?!

I heard that BMW is having a shock recall on their R1200RT motorcycles--maybe should get hot on that... .

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

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Posted by: Lou_BC | Nov 3, 2014 12:54:19 PM



May 29, 2014 — We're about halfway into 2014 and most of us are already burned out by the number of recalls this year. While much of the focus has been on the millions of cars recalled by General Motors, Ford Motor doesn't want us to forget them, apparently. Ford has just announced four recalls of 1.3 million vehicles after reports of numerous accidents, injuries and fires.

Look at the bright side. lol C.R. says Ford is below average in Reliability.

Cruise Control Fire Recall Expanded To Ford's Largest Ever.

Continuing its proud history of vehicle fires, Ford is recalling the 2011 F-Series and the Ford Edge/Lincoln MKX crossover after two 2011 Ford F-150s caught fire at the Dearborn Assembly Plant. Built Ford flammable?

I guess somethings never change.

BUILT FORD FLAMMABLE!!!!! Continuing Fords proud history since the Pinto. At least Ford is consistent.

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I think what's going on here is Ford got scarred that yesterday the EPA fines Hyundai and Kia $350 Million over false MPG claims, and everybody knows Ford got away with the same thing when they introduced the eco-boost.
Ford is on the hot seat when they release the MPG for the 2015 F-150 with the 2.7 Eco-Boost and they better get it correct !

so Ford makes it up to the EPA by releasing all the in question recalls at once, instead of fighting against the EPA

I keep having this burning smell on my 2013 F-150 every time I first turn on the heater or AC blower fan.
Ford replaced the resistor but that didn't help.
Should I be worried that my F-150 could catch on fire?

@Tom#3, Hope you are not making jokes about Fords deadly products. Until it happens to you. Trust me you wont be laughing or joking.

Fire that killed 2 boys may have been sparked by pickup truck.
: Jul 10 2012

AUSTIN, Texas -
A recalled Ford F-150 is at center of a deadly fire that killed two young children, Austin fire officials said.

That fire at a southeast Austin home started about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The truck was parked near a converted garage at the home, fire officials said.

Neighbors reported hearing tires popping, smelling smoke and then hearing screaming early Tuesday.

Austin fire crews arrived at the scene to help rescue five people at the home, but two brothers, ages and 5 and 7, died, most likely from smoke inhalation, investigators said.

In 2004, Local 2 Investigates uncovered a series of vehicle fires that led to a 2005 recall of about 800,000 Ford vehicles. A defective cruise control switch had the potential to start fires, government investigators concluded.

I was considering buying a fort transit connect but am now worried about the recalls on the 2014 and 2015 models, possible catching fire and also fuel filter becoming unattached. What do you think? Will ford repair these problems they have? What kind of engineers do they have, anyway? Should I buy or not? Help!!

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