April brings another recall for vehicle owners. This time Ford voluntarily recalls certain 2016 and 2020 Transit Connect vans for a safety concern with the windshields. The windshields of nearly 40,000 Transit vans could detach during a crash and increase injury to the vehicle’s occupants.
Ford is investigating the cause of the defect in the 2020 models, but a manufacturing defect has been detected in the 2016 models, which kept the glass from adhering to the vehicle’s body. Vehicle owners may notice a wind noise and water leaks due to the defect. The windshield may even be noticeably loose.
The affected models were manufactured between December 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, and November 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020.
So far, no injuries or accidents have been reported to Ford concerning this recall, but vehicle owners are encouraged to have the windshield removed and properly reinstalled at a Ford or Lincoln dealership free of charge.
Ford can be reached at 866-436-7332 with recall number 22S20. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall number is 22V192.