There is a problem with "adhesion of an exterior plastic panel to the sliding doors," Ford said in a statement. "This issue may result in noise, a water leak, a loose panel or separation of the plastic panel from the vehicle while driving, potentially increasing the risk of an accident or injury."
Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the recall.
Affected vehicles are certain two-panel 2014 Transit Connect cargo vans built at the Valencia assembly plant from August 9, 2013 to September 20, 2014 and certain one-panel 2014 Transit Connect cargo vans, also built at Valencia assembly plant from August 9, 2013 to September 20, 2014.
Ford dealers will remove and reinstall the sliding door plastic panels using proper materials and procedures, Ford said. The recall will begin the week of January 12. Owners can contact Ford customer service at (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: It will take several weeks to get this recall going. If you have any concerns in the meantime, it's best to contact your dealer.