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Yesterday, I got a letter from Ford stating that if my Transit Van didn't have a powerpoint installed in the rear, they would install if for free. I wonder if they will remove and reinstall the racks and tool boxes for free also?

Edited by bikinchris

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There's only one way to find out (y)

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What is your model year? My Father's 2013 does not have any rear power point.

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My van is a 2014.

The 2014 Transit Connect van version apparently was supposed to be built with a socket in the right rear that allows you to connect cigarette lighter plugs for power.

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I got the recall but mine has one in the right rear wheel well cover............

also got a recall for seat belts not bolted in right and a courtesy recall for the floor tiedowns not secured properly , none of which apply to my van

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Ok, so this does not reply to the previous body style.

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On the Van, there was also a recall on the door panels. The windows on the van have a panel covering them and Ford says the glue is not right. I have decals with my company logo on the panels. If they damage my decals, I will be very ticked off.

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Yes, that is because all Transit Connects are shipped with windows so that they can classify them as an import vehicle. Commercial vehicles are taxed extra at port entry.

I am not sure how many windows they are shipped with, though. Sliding doors, quarter panels, and rear doors? Or just some? I am not sure what the "minimum" amount of glass is to make it a passenger vehicle and not a commercial vehicle.

They are also shipped from overseas with the rear seats, which are later stripped out at the same time when they remove the glass.

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My van is a 2014.

The 2014 Transit Connect van version apparently was supposed to be built with a socket in the right rear that allows you to connect cigarette lighter plugs for power.

my 2015 cargo van has a 12VDC socket in the right rear. strange that yours doesn't.

I also took a peek at the wiring going to it by opening the rear access cover.

I have ideas of using this as a 12V source for perhaps installing a rear light.

Edited by windguy

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Ford has agreed to pay to remove and install my tool box when they install the power point plug.

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