2014 Ford Transit Connect Recalled for Seatbelt Fix| Edmunds

2014 Ford Transit Connect Recalled for Seatbelt Fix

DEARBORN, MichiganFord Motor Co. is recalling approximately 16,100 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans in the U.S. to fix a seatbelt problem, the automaker said on Wednesday.

Ford said the seatbelt fasteners may not have been tightened properly and "may loosen over time, which may cause them not to function as intended, increasing the risk of injury in a crash."

No accidents or injuries are linked to the recall, Ford said.

Affected vehicles include certain 2014 Transit Connect vans built from November 6, 2013 to September 20, 2014 at Valencia Assembly Plant. 

Ford dealers will replace and properly tighten the seatbelt fasteners. Dealers will also replace and properly torque the cargo tie-downs in the cargo area. The recall will begin on March 23. Owners can contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673.

No information about the recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle safety in the U.S.

Edmunds says: Since this recall does not get under way for almost two months, it's best to contact your dealer with any immediate concerns.

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