Ford Recalls More Than 16,000 Transit Connects
Faulty windshield-wiper arms are the culprit.
Ford announced today that it is recalling more than 16,000 2011 and 2012 Transit Connect vans due to faulty windshield-wiper arms. According to papers filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the wiper-arm pivot pins may be too short, which could cause the wipers to come off when the vehicle is in motion.
"If the wiper arm detaches, the windshield wiper will fail and the driver's visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said in a staement.
Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries due to the defect.
Ford will notify owners of the safety recall by Aug. 13. For more info, owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA’s vehicle-safety hot line at 888-327-4236.
What did you expect? A Ford vehicle, built in Turkey, sold in the USA. They've only had about 100 years to perfect the design of a windshield wiper.
It's too bad their main interest is making piles of money, instead of a quality vehicle.
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