Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—December 21, 2014
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.
NOTES: 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.