• Jul 9, 2010
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In a recall scheduled to begin in about 10 days, Ford dealers will be repairing headliners in Transit Connect vans due to faulty retention pins. In the event of an accident, passengers could be at increased risk of injury due to the faulty trim. Full details on the recall involving 33,728 of the popular vans can be found after the jump.



[Source: NHTSA] FORD TRANSIT RECALL INFO

Vehicle Make / Model: FORD / TRANSIT CONNECT
Model Year(s): 2010
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr's Report Date: JUL 06, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V316000

Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33728

Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 TRANSIT CONNECT VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 5, 2008 THROUGH MAY 31, 2010 FOR FAILING TO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT. DURING VEHICLE TESTING THE VEHICLE EXCEEDED HEAD INJURY CRITERIA REQUIREMENTS SET BY THE STANDARD. THE HEADLINER RETENTION PUSHPIN LOCATED ON THE HEADLINER ABOVE THE B-PILLAR TRIM ON BOTH THE LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE OF THE VEHICLES NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.

Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, AN OCCUPANT COULD BE AT AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy:
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JULY 19, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY AT 1-866-436-7332.

Notes:
FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 10C13. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I find this to be one of the most appealing of the recent new Ford models. Smaller in person than I expected, but an elegant and modern design.

        • 4 Years Ago
        It just needs a better drivetrain. I think the 2.3L four banger hooked up to the five speed auto from the last Fusion would work better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ford headlining!?@@**!!!

      Fiat has just introduced a very economical new twin cylinder petrol engine. Hello Autoblog; hello, anybody there...!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Craven apologies.

        I've just seen that there IS already a report of the new Fiat Multiair twin. I just couldn't bear to (not) read stuff about headlining when a fantastic new motor had been launched and not mentioned here. Sorry folks...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Colin, get some help. Crack kills.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My father-in-law just bought one for personal use. He's disabled and he needed a van to haul around his scooter chair. He loves it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Noah recalling the Ark because of possible splinters"-Biblical Vehicles Monthly
      • 4 Years Ago
      Aren't most bare inside? I am guessing maybe the higher end trim ones have headliners? Unless this is like the whole plastic part above and not the fabric headliner
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well at least they are doing it now, instead of 3 years after they noticed the problem!
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should be recalling it for lack of a diesel option.......
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is the headliner jamming the gas pedal?
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