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Recall 10V316000

Inside Trim Does Not Provide Sufficient Head Injury Protection

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

The trim near the headliner in the middle of the vehicle along the side "B-Pillars" have pushpins that do not meet crash protection standards.

What Should You Do?

Ford notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2010. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Ford recall number is 10C13.

Body, Interior & Misc., July 19, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 19, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
33,728
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V316000
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 TRANSIT CONNECT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 5, 2008 THROUGH MAY 31, 2010 FOR FAILING TO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT." DURING VEHICLE TESTING THE VEHICLE EXCEEDED HEAD INJURY CRITERIA REQUIREMENTS SET BY THE STANDARD. THE HEADLINER RETENTION PUSHPIN LOCATED ON THE HEADLINER ABOVE THE B-PILLAR TRIM ON BOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE OF THE VEHICLES NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, AN OCCUPANT COULD BE AT AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 19, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY AT 1-866-436-7332.
Notify
FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 10C13. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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