Ford is recalling 16,330 of a reliable Transit Connect work vans due to inadequate windshield wiper arms. All of a influenced models have been from a 2011 as well as 2012 indication years.
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a wiper arms upon these Transit Connect models might not have been scrupulously riveted, ensuing in “incomplete or unsuitable clearing of a windshield as well as probable unconcern of a wiper arm.” NHTSA points out that if a wiper becomes detached, a driver’s prominence can be reduced, that can of march lead to a crash.
Ford will proceed notifying Transit Connect owners about this complaint starting in mid-August, as well as dealers will reinstate both wiper arms upon influenced vehicles giveaway of charge. Scroll down to review a central NHTSA report.
Model Year(s): 2011-2012
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr’s Report Date: JUL 30, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V374000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16,330
Ford Motor Company is recalling sure indication year 2011-2012 Transit Connect vehicles. The wiper arms might not be sufficient riveted ensuing in deficient or unsuitable clearing of a windshield as well as probable unconcern of a wiper arm.
If a wiper arm detaches, a windshield wiper will destroy as well as a driver’s prominence might be reduced, augmenting a risk of a crash.
Ford will forewarn owners, as well as dealers will reinstate a motorist as well as newcomer side wiper arm as well as knife edge assemblies, giveaway of charge. The reserve stop is approaching to proceed on, or before, Aug 13, 2012. Owners might hit Ford during 1-866-436-7332.
Ford’s stop debate series is 12S36. Owners might additionally hit a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline during 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.