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Ford E-150 Recall 11V445000

Reduced Driver Visibility

Body, Interior & Misc., August 26, 2011

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

Driver visibility may be affected by bubbles forming in the windshield.

What Should You Do?

Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning January 27, 2014. If you don't receive notification you feel you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Ford recall number is 11C20.

Summary:

Approximately 4500 vehicles are being recalled because bubbles can form in the windshield if it is exposed to hot temperatures for an extended time. These bubbles can affect driver visibility, in increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the windshield on affected vehicles and replace it as necessary to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2011

Manufacturer's Report Date: August 26, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V445000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 4,532

Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011 Ford E-150, E-250, E-350, and E-450 vehicles built from May 12, 2011, through May 26, 2011. Due to improper manufacturing conditions, some of the windshields may form bubbles after an extended time in hot temperatures. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 205, "Glazing Materials."

Consequence: The presence of bubbles may hinder driver's visibility thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the windshield if bubbles are present, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, January 27, 2014. Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 11C20.

Notes: 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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