Ford Recalls 2013 C-Max Hybrids

29 Jul

CMAXIf you own a 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid you may soon be receiving a recall notice.  The Blue Oval is recalling certain models made between January 19, 2012 and June 25, 2013.  At issue is a lack of padding between the headliner and the roof that could lead to head injury during a crash.  The recall officially starts August 19th and allows owners to take their C-Max Hybrid to a dealer to install extra cushioning.  For more information call the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332 and reference Ford recall number 13C02.  Scroll down to read the entire National Highway Traffic Safety Administration press release.  You can also call the NTHSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Press Release:

Report Receipt Date: JUL 10, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V303000
Component(s): STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 33,021
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s): 2013 FORD C-MAX HYBRID
Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

SUMMARY:
Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2013 C-Max hybrid vehicles, without panoramic roofs, that were manufactured January 19, 2012, through June 25, 2013. During vehicle testing, the vehicle exceeded a head injury criteria requirement set by the standard. Thus, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 201, “Occupant Protection in Interior Impact.”

CONSEQUENCE:
In the event of a crash, an occupant could be at an increased risk of an injury.

REMEDY:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install energy absorbers between the headliner and the roof. The recall is expected to begin August 19, 2013. Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford’s recall number is 13C02.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Sources: www.safercar.gov, www.autoblog.com