Ford Transit Connect Recalls

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The instrument panel cluster and warning lights may malfunction and stop working. Dealers will update the instrument panel software free of charge to resolve the concern.

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These vehicles are being recalled because their upper seat belt mounts were improperly installed, resulting in an unsafe condition during a crash. Mounts were fastened to the car without enough torque, and these can become loose over time. Dealers will replace the original seatbelt fasteners install the new ones with proper torque.

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The plastic panel on the sliding door may not have been secured correctly during vehicle assembly. As a result the panel could come off while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will re-install the panel with proper bonding materials to correct this concern.

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The fuel and vapor return lines may not have been correctly installed during vehicle assembly and the lines may contact each other. Contact between the two lines can result in a damaged fuel line and resulting leak. Any fuel leak increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the fuel line and correct the routing as necessary.

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This recall affects certain vehicles with windowless sliding doors. Lacking reinforcement, these doors can open in the event of a crash. Dealers will install a reinforcement plate fixing the problem free of charge.

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The cap for the brake fluid reservoir does not indicate the proper brake fluid to use for the vehicle. This could result in the improper fluid being added in error. Dealers will replace the brake reservoir cap with a proper one free of charge to resolve the concern.

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The wiper arms may not be adequately riveted, resulting in incomplete or inconsistent clearing of the windshield and possible detachment of the wiper arm. If the wiper arm detaches, the driver's visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the driver and passenger side wiper arm and blade assemblies to correct this concern. The Ford recall number is 12S36.

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Certain vehicles, fitted with a specific Braun wheelchair lift, has a roll stop latch on the outer barrier of the wheelchair lift that may become bent or misaligned over time and with frequent use. Main Mobility is working with Braun to notify owners and Braun dealers will repair the lift as necessary to correct this concern. This recall only pertains to vehicles altered by Main Mobility. General Motors and Ford are NOT involved in this recall.

 

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The pushpins that secure the b-pillar trim to the headliner are not compliant for crash protection standards. Dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge.

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