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Recall 15V865000

Rear Axle Shafts Fracture Causing Loss Of Power And Vehicle Roll Away

Recall Details

On dual rear wheel vehicles, the rear drive axle shafts may fracture, causing the vehicle to not have power to move, and possibly allowing the vehicle to roll away. Dealers will replace the left and right axle drive shafts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles equipped with dual rear wheels, the rear axle shafts that drive the wheels of the vehicle may fracture, resulting in the loss of vehicle motive power. It can also allow the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly. This would increase the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in February, 2016. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 15S37.

Drive Train, December 22, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 22, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,170
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V865000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Transit vehicles manufactured May 1, 2015, to June 26, 2015, and equipped with dual rear wheels. The affected vehicles have a left or right rear axle drive shafts that may fracture, resulting in loss of drive power. Additionally, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll if it is parked without the parking brake applied.
Consequence
A loss of drive power or vehicle rollaway after being parked can increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right axle drive shafts, free of charge. The recall began February 9, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S37.
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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