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Recall 14V483000

Windowless Sliding Door

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

The sliding door may open unexpectedly in the event of a crash.

What Should You Do?

This recall will begin September 22, 2014, affected vehicle owners will be contacted. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe 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. Ford's number for this recall is 14S16.

Body, Interior & Misc., August 6, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 6, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
592
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V483000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Transit cargo vans without rear seating positions manufactured March 12, 2014, to June 24, 2014 and equipped with windowless sliding doors. The affected vehicles may have been manufactured without the epoxy reinforcement on the windowless sliding doors.
Consequence
A sliding door without the epoxy reinforcement has an increased potential of unlatching in certain side impact crashes. A door that unlatches may open, allowing for a vehicle occupant to be ejected in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a reinforcement plate into the windowless sliding door, free of charge. The recall began in September 22, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S16.
Notify
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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