Ford Motor Company is recalling the 2016 Ford Transit Connect over an issue with the brake Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) pump that could degrade the performance of the electronic stability control and related brake systems.
The defect: the brake Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) pump may be contaminated with metallic debris. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems.”
The hazards: if the brake HCU pump is contaminated, the performance of the electronic stability control and related brake systems may degrade, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: 2016 Transit Connect manufactured February 22, 2016 through June 16, 2016.
Number of affected vehicles: 1,895 units (Untied States figure).
The fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 15, 2016.
Owners should: Ford owners who wish to know if their vehicle is included in this Ford Transit Connect 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: 16C10
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 16V482000