Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for certain 2015-2016 Ford Transit vans over an issue with the side curtain airbag.
The defect: in the affected vehicles, the side curtain air bag may not deploy with the proper trajectory due to being folded and packaged incorrectly.
The hazards: a side curtain airbag that does not deploy as intended may increase the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
Affected vehicles: 2015-2016 Transit vehicles manufactured March 12, 2014, to March 18, 2016.
Number of affected vehicles: 37,066 units (Untied States figure).
The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and re-orient the side curtain air bag assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on May 16, 2016.
Owners should: Ford owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford Transit recall can visit http://owner.ford.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page. There, customers can enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open safety, compliance or emissions recalls, as well as customer satisfaction programs.
Owners may also contact Ford customer service by using the following contact information.
- Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
- FoMoCo Recall Number: 16S13
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 16V188000