Ford recalls vehicles with windshields that may detach

Dearborn, MI – April 17, 2022 – Ford (NYSE:F) is recalling 39,720 vehicles with front windshields that may detach during an accident. This increases the risk of injury to the occupants of the car and people around them.

The recall includes the following cargo vans:

  • 2016 Ford Transit Connect
  • 2020 Ford Transit Connect

Recall summary

Due to a supplier error, not enough adhesion was applied to the windshield of the recalled vehicles.

Recall risks

Detaching windshields increase the risk of injury to the driver and passengers during a crash.

Warning signs

Owners could perceive “wind noise,” notice a “water leak” or see that the windshield is loose.

Other recent Ford recalls

Last month over 150,000 F-150 trucks were recalled due to faulty windshield wipers, as reported.

In early September 2021, Ford Transit and Ford Transit Connect vans were recalled over faulty child restraint systems, also as reported.

In June 2021, the 2013 – 2021 Ford Transit Connect vehicles were recalled due to risk of rollaway.

The repair

This Ford windshield repair will involve an inspection by Ford and Lincoln dealers. If the windshields are found to be improperly attached, they will be removed and reinstalled with sufficient adhesive. There will be no cost to the owner. 

Owners are expected to be notified starting on April 18, 2022.   

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

This Ford Transit recall includes close to 40,000 vehicles. To do a Ford recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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