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Ford recalls faulty Transit minibus

Update: January, 09/2014 - 09:21
Ford Viet Nam announced that it is recalling 524 of its best-selling Transit minibus vehicles due to faulty windshield wiper motors.— Photo dantri

HA NOI (VNS)— Ford Viet Nam announced that it is recalling 524 of its best-selling Transit minibus vehicles due to faulty windshield wiper motors. All the affected vehicles were manufactured between December 15, 2012, and March 27, 2013.

The US auto maker said the wiper motors on these vehicles might not have been properly assembled, as a result of which the wipers could suddenly stop working.

Ford attributed the failure of the wiper motors to suppliers who did not follow the American car maker's strict quality requirements.

The company, based in the northern province of Hai Duong, said it has begun notifying Transit owners about the problem. Dealers will replace the wiper motors on the affected vehicles free of charge.

The replacement procedure could take up to 30 minutes, the company added.

Transit has been the best-selling commercial vehicle in Viet Nam for several years thanks to its reliability and ability to reduce fuel consumption. According to the Viet Nam Automobile Manufacturers Association (VAMA), Ford sold 1,817 Transit minibus units in the first 11 months of 2013.

In April 2013, Ford recalled more than 16,000 Transit vans in the United Kingdom due to a faulty brake pedal clip.

A possibility that the faulty clip could detach and cause a disconnection of the brake pedal and brake failure was the reason for the recall, according to the UK's Vehicle and Operators Services Agency (VOSA). — VNS

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