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2022-2023 Ford Transit Recalled Over HVAC Controls Safety Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2022-2023 Ford Transit models over an issue with the HVAC controls.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system’s controls, including those for defog and defrost, may become inoperative.

The hazards: loss of the ability to control the defrost or defog function decreases the driver’s visibility under certain driving conditions, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Components: remote climate control module software

Affected vehicles: select 2022 Ford Transit vehicles built at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant between February 26th, 2021, and August 26th, 2022, as well as select 2023 Transit vans produced between March 7th, 2022, and September 15th, 2022.

Number of vehicles affected: 31,339

The fix: dealers will update the remote climate control module software, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin November 7th, 2022. The Ford reference number for this recall is 22S65.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 21S54
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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