2015 Ford Transit Recalled Because Doors May Unlatch; Stop-Sale Order Issued | Edmunds

2015 Ford Transit Recalled Because Doors May Unlatch; Stop-Sale Order Issued


Just the Facts:
  • Ford Motor Co. is recalling 610 2015 Ford Transit vans with windowless sliding doors in North America because the doors may become unlatched during certain side-impact crashes.
  • A stop-sale order to dealers has been issued until the vehicles can be fixed.
  • The recall will begin on September 22.

DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford Motor Co. is recalling 610 2015 Ford Transit vans with windowless sliding doors in North America because the doors may become unlatched during certain side-impact crashes, the automaker told Edmunds on Friday.

A stop-sale order to dealers has been issued until the vehicles can be fixed.

"The doors were assembled without an epoxy reinforcement, which could increase the potential of these doors becoming unlatched during certain side impacts," Ford said in a statement. "That increases the risk of injury for occupants in a crash."

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

The affected vehicles were built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant from March 12, 2014 through June 24, 2014.

Ford dealers will install a reinforcement plate into the windowless sliding door assemblies. The recall will begin on September 22. Owners can contact Ford 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 recalls in the U.S.

Edmunds says: It will take several weeks to get this recall off the ground. If you have a concern in the meantime, contact your dealer.

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