June 24, 2015

Ford's issues two safety compliance recalls for instrument panel and seat belt labeling issues

Ford is issuing two safety compliance recalls in North America. There are no accidents or injuries attributed to these conditions.

Recall for certain 2014-2015 Transit Connect and Escape vehicles for instrument panel issue: Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall
for 203,445 2014-2015 Transit Connect and Escape vehicles in North America for an issue with the instrument panel cluster. When starting the vehicle, the instrument cluster, warning chimes, messages and warning lights may not work, which is a compliance issue with FMVSS 101 and other applicable FMVSS requirements. If these displays don't work as intended, it could increase the risk of a crash.

Affected vehicles include certain 2014-2015 Transit Connect vehicles built at Valencia Assembly Plant in Spain, May 13, 2014 to December 10, 2014 and certain 2014-2015 Escape vehicles built at Louisville Assembly Plant, May 19, 2014 to February 6, 2015.

There are 203,445 vehicles in North America, including 182,520 in the United States and federalized territories, 18,226 in Canada and 2,699 in Mexico. Dealers will update the instrument panel cluster software at no cost to the customer.

Recall in US for 2015 Transit vehicles for seat belt labeling issue: Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for one fleet customer's 49 2015-model Transit vehicles in the United States for a seat belt labeling issue. These vehicles have a special-order front passenger seat belt that works properly, but was mislabeled by the supplier and does not contain information required by FMVSS 209 regarding seat belts.

Affected vehicles include certain 2015 Transit vehicles built for one fleet customer at Kansas City Assembly Plant, March 1, 2015 to April 10, 2015.

A representative selected by Ford will install a new label on the seat belt anchor that includes the required information.


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