Ford Issues Recall Affecting Nearly 373,000 Transit Vehicles Due to Transmission Flaw

The flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft on the recalled vehicles may fail prematurely

Ford Issues Recall Affecting Nearly 373,000 Transit Vehicles Due to Transmission Flaw
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July 6, 2017

Ford Motor Company is recalling ALL model year 2015-2017 Transit vans—with the exception of 156" and 178" wheelbase Chassis Cab and Cut-Away bodies.

Nearly 373,000 Ford Transit vehicles are included in this recall.

What's the problem?

In the affected vehicles, the flexible coupling connecting the transmission to the driveshaft may fail prematurely. If the coupling fails, the vehicle will not be able to move under its own power and the disconnected driveshaft may impact and damage the brake and fuel lines.

The separated driveshaft may also allow the vehicle to roll if a passenger exits the vehicle when the transmission is in the 'Park' position but the parking brake is not applied—increasing the risk of injury or a collision.

What Happens Next?

Ford will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning in mid-July 2017. As an interim repair to the impacted vehicles, Ford dealers will replace the flexible coupling on any vehicle with more than 30,000 miles.

Ford says that a final remedy repair of a redesigned flexible coupling or a revised driveshaft equipped with a universal joint is being developed.

All service and repairs related to this recall will be conducted free of charge to vehicle owners.

For additional information, contact Ford customer service at (866) 436-7332—reference recall number 17S15.