Ford recalls 37,221 Transit vans in 6 provinces because mirrors can rust

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 37,000 Ford Transit vehicles from the model years 2015-2020 in specific provinces because their exterior mirrors can corrode and malfunction.

The automaker says approximately 37,221 vehicles equipped with short-arm, manual-fold, power-adjust outside rearview mirrors in six provinces can corrode at the mirror pivot, potentially loosening or breaking the mirror pivot flange.

The affected vehicles are in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, or Quebec. 

Ford said the vehicles were either sold in those provinces or are currently used in those provinces after being purchased elsewhere.

Because those provinces use deicing salts in the winter months, the vehicles can experience an accumulation of dust deposits which contain the salts, leading to the corrosion.

Ford said in a statement that it is not aware of accidents or injuries related to this problem. 

Dealers will replace outside rearview mirror assemblies on affected vehicles

Customer notifications will begin the week of Aug.16, 2021.

Written by Auto News

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