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Ford issues recall for Transit Connect and Ford Focus

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Ford issues recall for Transit Connect and Ford Focus

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Ford has issued a recall for the 2014 Ford Transit Connect and 2013-17 Ford Focus hatchback and Ford Focus RS. The issues are not dangerous but can affect the ownership experience of both vehicles. If you own one of these, book it in for a service at your nearest Car Nation Canada location and we will manage any rectification work for you.

If you haven’t been contacted already, you will likely be contacted soon to bring your vehicle in for remedial action. In all cases, you will not be charged for the recall work. If you combine it with a service, we will make sure you’re off the road for the shortest time possible!

2014 Ford Transit Connect
The 2014 Ford Transit Connect recall involves the bonding that attaches the panoramic sunroof to the roof of the vehicle. If you bought a 2014 Transit Connect built at the Valencia Assembly Plant between October 4, 2013 and July 14, 2014 with a panoramic sunroof, it will likely be included in this recall. A fault with the bond means the join isn’t as strong or as complete as it should be.

You may notice more wind noise than you might expect or water ingress during heavy showers. The recall will address these issues by rebonding the sunroof.

2013-17 Ford Focus hatchback and Ford Focus RS
If you own a 2013-17 Ford Focus hatchback or Ford Focus RS built in the same years, this next recall may affect you. It includes 2013-17 Ford Focus vehicles built at Michigan Assembly Plant between February 12, 2012 and August 26, 2016 and 2016-17 Ford Focus RS vehicles built at Saarlouis Assembly Plant between August 3, 2015 and August 26, 2016.

A software fault with the locking mechanism means it doesn’t meet U.S. regulations. Hatchbacks can apparently completely lock and unlock with a single action whereas law dictates that doors unlock and unlatch with a minimum of two actions. Potentially, vehicles moving at less than 4 mph can unlock or unlatch accidentally.

While seemingly serious, Ford have said that they know of no incidence of this happening in either the U.S. or Canada. However, it needs to be addressed.

Book your vehicle in for a service at your nearest Car Nation Canada location and we will automatically check for recalls and technical bulletins as part of that service. We can then take care of everything for you.

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