Ford—Certain VM Transit Models—Front Strut to Knuckle Clamping Bolt

PRA number

2007/9369

Published date

Product description

Certain VM Transit FWD and RWD models built from May 2006 to June 2007 inclusive.

What are the defects?

Engineering investigations have identified a concern with the front suspension strut to knuckle clamping bolt torque. Due to variations in surface finish of the knuckle material in combination with low torque of the clamping bolt, it may be possible for the strut to move in the knuckle. Movement of the strut in the knuckle could possibly result in the tyre contacting the wheel arch or in FWD vehicles the strut contacting the driveshaft.

What are the hazards?

Malfunction

What should consumers do?

Ford will write to customers regarding this concern.

Supplier

Ford Motor Company of Australia

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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