Cooling concerns prompt Ford Transit van recall


Fuse may not prevent run-on water pump from overheating

Cooling concerns prompt Ford Transit van recall
Ford will make the repair free of charge

 

A number of Transit vans built between 2017 and 2019 are being recalled by Ford Australia.

The electronic run-on water pump (ROWP) fitted to certain Transit and Transit Custom vehicles aids cooling after the engine has been stopped.

Vehicles have been built with a 15A fuse to protect the ROWP in case of failure.

If the ROWP fails, the 15A fuse will not prevent the ROWP from overheating.

"If the ROWP overheats, it could cause localised melting of the pump body and wiring," the recall notice reads.

"In extreme cases this could lead to smoke and possibly an engine compartment fire."


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The recall affects 347 model year 2017 Transit vehicles built from January 23, 2017 to July 23, 2017 and 2,775 model year 2017-2019 Ford Transit Custom vehicles built from November 23, 2016 to May 27, 2019.

Ford will contact owners of all affected vehicles to arrange for inspection and repair, free of charge.

For further information, consumers can find their nearest Ford dealer at http://www.ford.com.au or contact Ford's Customer Relationship Centre on 1800 503 672.

A list of affected VINs is available here.

 

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