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2023 Ford Transit Recalled Over Inoperative HVAC Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2023 Ford Transit models over an an inoperative HVAC system issue.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the auxiliary wire harness will disable the heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation (HVAC), including the defrost and defog systems. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 103, “Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems.”

The hazards: an inoperative windshield defrosting and defogging system may decrease 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:auxiliary wire harness

Affected vehicles: select 2023 Ford Transit vehicles equipped with the Special Vehicle Operations Accessory Service Kit #1 or #2 with a High Specification Vehicle Interface Connector produced between November 2nd, 2022, and January 28th, 2023.

Number of vehicles affected: 4,084

The fix: dealers will inspect the auxiliary wire harness and replace or repair, as necessary, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin March 20th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23C02.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23C02
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. Michael DiSylvester

    Ordered a Winnebago RV built on a 2023 transit cutaway chassis. We were told it is in the production schedule with possible delivery date June 2023. Now with the harness recall I’m sure there will be a delay if mine is included in the reecall. When are the parts going to be available to fix this issue?
    thank you

  2. Mad as hell

    Ford sucks. We ordered vans like in 2021. Just now delivered in 2023. Now this issue.

    1. Mad as hell

      Imma repair this myself. Ford won’t supply the harness diagrams.


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