Vehicle Make / Model: FORD /
Model Year(s): 2011-2012
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr's Report Date: JUL 30, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V374000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16,330
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Transit
Connect vehicles. The wiper arms may not be adequately riveted
resulting in incomplete or inconsistent clearing of the windshield and
possible detachment of the wiper arm.
If the wiper arm detaches, the windshield wiper will fail and the
driver's visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and
passenger side wiper arm and blade assemblies, free of charge. The
safety recall is expected to begin on, or before, August 13, 2012.
Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.