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Recall data for: 2012 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT

NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V374000

Manufacturer Campaign Number: 12S36

Make: FORD

Model: TRANSIT CONNECT

Year: 2012

Component:
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

Manufacturers Involved: FORD MOTOR COMPANY

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End Date Of Manufacturing:

Recall Type: V

Potential Number Of Units Affected: 16330

Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20120815

Recall Initiator: MFR

Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: Ford Motor Company

Date Report Received By ODI: 20120802

Date Added To File: 20120802

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Defect Summary:
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Transit Connect vehicles. The wiper arms may not be adequately riveted resulting in incomplete or inconsistent clearing of the windshield and possible detachment of the wiper arm.

Consequence Summary:
If the wiper arm detaches, the windshield wiper will fail and the driver’s visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger side wiper arm and blade assemblies, free of charge. The safety recall began on August 15, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.