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Ford recalls 2015-2017 Transit vehicles with tow modules

Water can enter the module and cause an electrical short

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for over 25,000 2015-2017 Ford Transit vehicles that came equipped with a trailer tow module. 

The company says that water can enter the module and corrode the internal wiring. This can cause problems such as rapidly flashing turn signals and loss of the instrument panel display, which may increase the risk of a crash.

In worse cases, the problem can cause an electrical short that increases the risk of a fire.

Ford representatives say they are notifying owners of the recall. The company is also instructing dealers to add a drainage hole to the driver's door stepwell and install a fuse into the vehicle's wiring harness free of charge.

For more information, consumers can contact Ford's customer service line by calling 1-866-436-7332. Owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by visiting the agency's online site at or calling its hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

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