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Recall 14V777000

Sliding Door Panel

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

The plastic panel on the sliding door could fall off while driving.

What Should You Do?

Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning January 12, 2015. 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. The Ford recall number is 14S26.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 5, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 5, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
19,825
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V777000
Component
STRUCTURE
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford Transit Connect cargo vans manufactured August 9, 2013, to September 20, 2014. The affected vehicles are equipped with sliding door panels that may have an improper bond strength between the plastic panel and paint primer. This could cause the door panel to separate from the vehicle while driving.
Consequence
If the plastic sliding door panel separates while driving, it can increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reinstall the panel with proper materials, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 12, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S26.
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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