2015-2017 Ford Transit: Recall Alert


By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 73,000 model-year 2015-17 Ford Transit vans equipped with a trailer tow module and manufacturered at Missouri's Kansas City Assembly Plant from Feb. 3, 2014, to Aug. 2, 2017

The Problem: Water leaking into the trailer tow module may result wiring corrosion and damage to the module, which could lead to rapid flashing of the turn signals, loss of the instrument cluster display, loss of heater and air-conditioning controls, and loss of multimedia including the radio, screens and Sync. Wiring corrosion could also result in an electrical short to the ground, which could cause uncommanded seat belt pretensioner deployment, a burning smell and increased risk of fire, including when the vehicle is parked and the ignition is off.

Ford said it is aware of two reports of vehicle fires potentially related to the issue in Canada, but no associated accidents or injuries.

The Fix: Dealers will disable the trailer module for free as an interim repair until parts are available for the final repair. For the final repair, dealers will add a drainage hole to the driver's door stepwell and incorporate a fuse into the vehicle wiring harness for free — but until the final repair is performed, owners should park their vehicles outside.

What Owners Should Do: Ford did not immediately announce an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 866-436-7332 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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All told, it looks like about 100k Fords will be recalled for auto trans problems. Love that 10 speed!

@fellow readers

Make a note of this.

Papajim made a very rare mistake. The correct number of auto trans problems being recalled is about 25k the rest are just vans and nobody cares about delivery vans on a pickups website anyway.

Love that 10 speed!

Posted by: papajim | Oct 25, 2017 5:42:06 PM

I love it, too. But this isn't a tranny issue.

What is this ? Those recalls Ford has are ridiculous. I bet they knew to seal electronics and install pin properly in 1936. You telling me we were on the moon already ?
What a joke company ford is. They put all of us at the risk.


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HA! The trvlls trvlling don't even know what to trvll about.

The crop of idiocracy has arrived in the fashion papadumb@$$

They shouldn't fix these cheap China Ford junkers. They should just let them burn so they can't hurt, or kill anyone with all the flawed engineering Ford put into these rolling death traps. You couldn't trust Ford to oil the chain on you're bicycle, they probably f that up some how too!

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