Ford Recalls F-650 and F-750 Vehicles for Missing Windshield Primer
July 16, 2012

by Katie O'Mara,

The Ford Motor Company is recalling F-650 and F-750 vehicles manufactured between February 1, 2012 and March 16, 2012 for missing windshield primer. The defect could be present on as many as 783 vehicles. In April of 2012 Ford was notified by Navistar that during a random audit at the Escobedo, Mexico plant it was discovered that there was a lack of windshield primer on the models mentioned. Ford also audited three trucks at an Ohio dealership to verify the problem. According to the defect notice filed by Ford, the company claims that there were no reports from field data.

Regardless, Ford was notified of Navistar's determination that “the condition posed an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety and its decision to conduct a safety recall.”

“The urethane sealer, without the primer seal, may result in an insufficient bond between the glass and cab structure. Without the proper bond, the windshield and or backlight glass could eventually separate from the cab resulting in personal injury or death. A reduction in windshield glass bond strength may also adversely affect the structure integrity of the cab in an accident situation, increasing the risk of personal injury or death,” reads the defect notice.

The recall is expected to begin today and owners will be notified by mail. Ford and Lincoln dealers will remove the windshield, inspect for urethane adhesions and replace or reinstall the windshield as required.

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