Dearborn, MI – November 8, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 31,339 vehicles with inoperative heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system controls, which may lead to reduced visibility under certain weather conditions. This increases the risk of a crash.
This recall includes the 2022-2023 Ford Transit vehicles.
The Ford Transit HVAC system includes not only heating and cooling, but also the defog and defrost function, which blows air onto the windshield to clear condensation or frost.
Due to a software error, the HVAC system in the subject vehicles may stop responding to its controls.
The component in question is the software for the remote climate control module, with part numbers NK4T-18C612-AC and NK4T-18C612-BC.
The inability to control the defrost or defog function may limit the driver’s ability to see through the windshield, upping the risk of a crash and injury.
Other recent Ford recalls
In October, more than 11,000 Maverick pickup trucks were recalled due to brake lights that could illuminate even when the brakes were not in use. This could be confusing to other motorists and increase the risk of a crash.
In the same month, nearly 300,000 Ford and Lincoln vehicles were recalled over a cloudy rearview camera image. Any interference or obstruction to the driver’s rear view could lead to a crash, especially when reversing.
Among other Ford Transit recalls was one in mid-June, when more than 30,000 vehicles were recalled over an instrument panel malfunction.
To remedy the Ford HVAC issue, dealers will perform an update on the remote climate control module software at no cost to owners.
Owners will be notified of the remedy program between November 7, 2022 and November 14, 2022.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
More than 30,000 vehicles are included in this recall. To perform a Ford recall check on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.