Recalls & Defects For 2017 Ford Transit Connect


Vehicle Report: 2017 Ford Transit Connect


Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: Power Train:driveline:driveshaft

Report Receipt Date: 06/26/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v408000

Summary
Ford motor company (ford) is recalling all 2015-2017 transit vehicles except 156" and 178" wheelbase chassis cab and cut-away bodies. in the affected vehicles, the flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft may prematurely fail.

Consequence
If the coupling fails, the vehicle will not be able to move under its own power and the disconnected driveshaft may impact and damage the brake and fuel lines. additionally, the separated driveshaft may allow the vehicle to roll if the vehicle is exited when the transmission is in 'park' but the parking brake is not applied. these scenarios may increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and as an interim repair, dealers will replace the flexible coupling on any vehicle with more than 30,000 miles. a final remedy repair of a redesigned flexible coupling or a revised driveshaft equipped with a universal joint is being developed and is expected in early 2018. these repairs will be made free of charge. interim notifications informing owners of the safety risk were mailed july 21, 2017. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s15.

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.


Recall Subject: Electrical System:wiring

Report Receipt Date: 04/30/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v275000

Summary
Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 ford transit vehicles, equipped with a trailer tow module. water can enter the tow modules and corrode the wiring causing issues such as rapidly flashing turn signals, loss of instrument panel display, an electrical short and possibly the deployment of seatbelt pretensioner.

Consequence
An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire. turn signal, instrument cluster or seatbelt pretensioner problems can increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will add a drainage hole in the driver's door stepwell and incorporate a fuse into the vehicle's wiring harness, free of charge. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. note: this is an expansion of recall 17v-668 (ford recall 17s34). ford's number for this recall expansion is 17s34-s1.

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.


Recall Subject: Seats

Report Receipt Date: 11/06/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v782000

Summary
National van builders, inc. (national van) is recalling certain 2015-2018 ford transit vehicles equipped with freedman go-es foldaway seats, part numbers 43705, 45467, 48923, and 75719. when the back seat cushion is rotated from the stowed position to the upright position, the seat cushion may not remain locked into place when under load, such as in a crash or a sudden stop. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 207, "seating systems."

Consequence
In the event of a crash, if the seat back moves, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.

Remedy
National van will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and repair the foldaway seat, free of charge. the recall began november 26, 2018. owners may contact national van customer service at 1-508-222-2272.

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.


Recall Subject: Electrical System:wiring

Report Receipt Date: 10/23/2017
NHTSA Campaign: 17v668000

Summary
Ford motor company (ford) is recalling certain 2015-2017 ford transit vehicles, equipped with a trailer tow module. water can enter the tow modules and corrode the wiring causing issues such as rapidly flashing turn signals, loss of instrument panel display, an electrical short and possibly the deployment of seatbelt pretensioner.

Consequence
An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire. turn signal, instrument cluster or seatbelt pretensioner problems can increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will add a drainage hole in the driver's door stepwell and incorporate a fuse into the vehicle's wiring harness, free of charge. the recall began on february 9, 2018. owners may contact ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. ford's number for this recall is 17s34.

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.


Recall Subject: Power Train:driveline:universal Joint

Report Receipt Date: 02/21/2019
NHTSA Campaign: 19v103000

Summary
Xl hybrids, inc (xl) is recalling certain 2015-2018 ford transit vehicles modified to be equipped with xl's electric hybrid system. the cardan (universal) joint on the front driveshaft may fail, possibly causing the front driveshaft to detach.

Consequence
If the front driveshaft detaches from the vehicle, drive power will be lost, increasing the risk of a crash. the detached driveshaft may also create a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash for following traffic.

Remedy
Xl will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driveshaft with an updated one, free of charge. the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. owners may contact xl hybrid's customer service at 1-833-953-5338.

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.



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