Ford Issues Transit Connect Recall and Focus Safety Compliance Recall
In the grand scheme of things, today’s recall news doesn’t seem like too much to worry about. However if you have an affected Ford Transit Connect or Focus, you’ll still need to haul yourself into the local dealer.
Ford has issued a safety recall for 2014 Ford Transit Connects built at the Valencia Assembly Plant between October 4, 2013 and July 14, 2014. The van’s panoramic roof needs to be reinstalled due to an improper bond that may exist between the roof and the body. This can cause undue wind noise and leaking. In some cases, the roof may even become separated from the vehicle. Approximately 2,592 vehicles are affected, including nearly 900 in the U.S.
Ford has also issued a safety compliance recall for some 74,000 Ford Focus models. The affected vehicles include 2013-2017 manual transmission Focus vehicles built between February 12, 2012 and August 26, 2016 at the Michigan Assembly Plant as well as 2016-2017 Focus RS cars built between August 3, 2015 and August 26, 2016 at the Saarlouis Assembly Plant. The cars need their hatchback interior latch release software updated. Instead of needing two separate actions, affected cars can have their hatchback unlocked and unlatched at the touch of the latch release button, if the vehicle is traveling under 4 mph.
In both cases, Ford isn’t aware of any accidents or injuries which might have occurred due to the faults. So please keep it that way and get those affected cars into the dealer for a quick fix.
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