2013 Ford C-Max Recalled for Roof Component Problem


  • 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Picture

    2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Picture

    Ford is recalling 33,021 2013 Ford C-Max hybrids without panoramic roofs because a roof component does not meet federal requirements for protecting against head injuries. | July 29, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Ford is recalling 33,021 2013 Ford C-Max hybrids without panoramic roofs because a roof component does not meet federal requirements for protecting against head injuries.
  • Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall.
  • Ford dealers will install plastic energy absorbers between the headliner and the roof of the affected cars.

WASHINGTON — Ford is recalling 33,021 2013 Ford C-Max hybrids without panoramic roofs because a roof component does not meet federal requirements for protecting against head injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"During vehicle testing, the vehicle exceeded a head injury criteria requirement set by the standard," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "In the event of a crash, an occupant could be at an increased risk of injury."

The affected cars were built from January 19, 2012 to June 25, 2013.

Ford told federal safety regulators that it notified its dealers to stop demonstrating or delivering the affected cars until the headliner modifications are performed.

Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall. Tests by NHTSA and Ford uncovered the defect.

Ford dealers will install plastic energy absorbers between the headliner and the roof on both sides of the affected cars to fix the problem.

The recall will begin August 19. Owners can contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.

Edmunds says: Ford said because the recalled vehicles are not produced in VIN order, information as to the applicability of this recall can best be obtained by calling the aforementioned number or by contacting a Ford or Lincoln dealer who can obtain information from the Ford On-line Automotive Service Information System database.

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