Ford Motors recently announced that it is issuing a recall on select Transit Connect cargo vans released in the US. The recalled vans, which total close to 20,000, are being recalled due to plastic in the panel that could become loose.
While there is no guarantee that every van with this plastic paneling will experience problems, the risk is great enough to issue a recall. The company is concerned that the paneling won’t properly adhere to the doors, which could lead to excess and distracting noise while driving, leakage, and even separation of the paneling from the door, which could pose a road hazard.
|2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT photographed in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Category:Ford Transit Connect (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
If you own one of these vans, you are instructed to bring it back to the dealer. There, free of charge, the dealer will remove the potentially problematic paneling and re-install it with higher quality products that won’t pose a problem.
The Transit Connect vans aren’t the only product Ford has recalled as of late. The company recently announced its recall of more than 700 2015 Ford Mustangs, which could have a leak in the fuel line due to an improperly installed fuel pressure sensor on some models. As with the vans, dealers will replace fuel supply tubes and sensors at no cost to owners.
When major companies such as Ford are recalling their products regularly, it’s easy to see how important it is to pay attention to the news. No vehicle or vehicle manufacturer is above simple mistakes that, unfortunately, could pose a risk to your health and safety and to the health and safety of others on the road. Therefore, whenever you buy a new vehicle, pay attention to the news, and if you learn of any recalls or potential problems with the vehicle, get them fixed immediately to avoid posing a potential danger to yourself and others on the road.