Ford has announced a safety recall for certain 2014 Transit Connect vehicles in North America for fuel and vapor line routing issue.
Approximately 27,600 2014 Ford Transit Connect vehicles in North America are being recalled for potentially incorrect fuel and vapor line routing. If the lines are routed incorrectly, they may rub together, possibly causing a leak in the fuel line over time, Ford says. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to this condition.
Affected vehicles include certain 2014 Transit Connect vehicles with a 2.5-liter engine built at Valencia Assembly, Aug. 1, 2013 to July 10, 2014. Ford is aware of 25,238 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, and approximately 2,359 in Canada.
Dealers will inspect the lines, and reroute and replace the fuel line if necessary. This will be done at no cost to the customer.
Additionally, Ford says it will recall 92 model year 2015 Transit vehicles in North America for a potential issue with the bracket that holds the fuel filter to the frame. It may become detached over time, Ford says, resulting in a knocking sound or an engine stall due to fuel starvation. An unexpected engine stall while driving, with the inability to restart the engine, may lead to an increased risk of a crash.
Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
Affected vehicles include certain 2015 Transit vehicles with a 3.2-liter diesel engine built at Kansas City Assembly, July 28, 2014 to Aug. 7, 2014. Ford is aware of 89 vehicles in the United States and three in Canada.
Dealers will inspect the vehicles and reinforce the underbody structure, if necessary. This will be done at no cost to the customer.