As a global manufacturer, Ford shares some of its models across different continents. If one immediately thinks of vehicles of American origin, such as the Mustang and the Explorer, which are distributed in Europe, the reverse is also true. Indeed, the brand’s utility range sold in North America is now largely made up of models designed in Europe.
This is the case of the Transit, the largest vehicle of its kind in the European range, but not in that of our American friends. For reasons of practicality, but certainly also to avoid import taxes, the copies sold in Canada, the United States and Mexico are manufactured in the Kansas City factory, in the State of Kansas.
It is the members of the quality department of this production unit who have just reported a problem concerning the instrument cluster. The lighting of the latter may be faulty and certain warning lights, gauges or warning messages may not appear. In the eyes of the United States authorities, this problem is serious enough to require the recall of 30,244 Transits assembled between June 4, 2021 and May 23, 2022. After this date, the vehicles received a new version of the software commander the illumination of the dashboard which solves the problem. It is this new software which must be installed on the Transits concerned by the operation referenced 22C11.
The models intended for the European market being manufactured in Turkey, there is nothing to confirm that they are affected by this defect. However, if you are the owner of one of these Transit and that the combined instrumentation seems capricious to you, do not hesitate to ask your dealer for a free update of its piloting software.