Ford recalls nearly 300K vehicles; driveshaft may crack with increased mileage

Posted at 9:43 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 09:43:20-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Ford Motor Company has recalled nearly 300,000 Transit vehicles because of a driveshaft problem.

According to Ford, the vehicles affected are 2015-17 Transit, and the driveshaft flexible coupling may crack with increased mileage.

Ford said that crack will result in driveline noise and vibration, and continued driving with a cracked flexible coupling may cause separation of the driveshaft, resulting in a loss of motive power, or unintended vehicle movement in park without the parking brake.

In addition, Ford said separation of the driveshaft can result in secondary damage to surrounding components, including brake and fuel lines.

Right now, Ford said it is not aware of any reports of accidents or injuries.

This recall affects 293,558 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 22,960 in Canada and 2,744 in Mexico.

Affected vehicles were built at Kansas City Assembly Plant, Jan. 17, 2014, to June 15, 2017.

For affected vehicles with flexible couplings with more than 40,000 miles, the interim repair will consist of replacing the driveshaft flexible coupling every 40,000 miles until the final repair is available and completed.