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Ford Transit Connect Recalled Over Front Door Latch Issue

Ford Motor Company is recalling select 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect models due to an issue with the front door latch pawl.

The defect: in affected vehicles, the front door latch pawl may crack and prevent the door from latching properly.

The hazards: a door that doesn’t latch properly could increase the risk of injury.

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

Components: front door latch pawl

Affected vehicles: select 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect models built between August 9th, 2013, and February 1st, 2016.

Number of vehicles affected: 112,225

The fix: dealers will inspect and replace the front door latches as necessary, free of charge.

Owners should: wait for communications from Ford, which will begin August 28th, 2023. The Ford reference number for this recall is 23S36.


  • Ford Customer Service: 1-866-436-7332
  • FoMoCo Recall Number: 23S36
  • NHTSA Toll-Free: 1-888-327-4236
  • NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
  • NHTSA Website:

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  1. CrabbyMilton

    I have a company issued 2016 TRANSIT CONNECT. I almost never use the passenger side sliding door yet it comes open to the point where the indicator light comes on. Perhaps this is related.


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