Ford Transit Connect Vehicle could suffer clutch pressure plate fracture Recall

Recall affects Ford TRANSIT CONNECT
Reason for recall: A number of vehicles fitted with a 1.0 1.5 or 1.6 Ecoboost engine and 6-speed manual transmission could suffer clutch pressure plate fracture. This results in clutch smell reduced vehicle speed and performance. In the unlikely event of clutch pressure plate fracture a noise (thud / bang) could be heard from the vicinity of the transmission in extreme cases resulting in clutch / transmission fragments being released and striking under hood components creating a risk of smoke and fire from the under hood area.
When was it announced?
Feb 22, 2019
What action are Ford taking?
To prevent the repeated heating /cooling events a new calibration has been developed for vehicles fitted with Engine Stop Start feature. The software with the additional feature sets the Instrument panel ‘Wrench light’ and de-rates the engine performance if prolonged clutch slip is detected. The software feature includes a drive cycle strategy for latching the wrench light and engine performance de-rate if the customer should experience repeated clutch slip events. For vehicles that do not have Engine Stop Start feature an alternative clutch kit has been released.
Does this affect your Transit Connect?

This issue affects Transit Connect, this particular recall is for the Transit Connect.

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Build Dates
Jul 10, 2016 - May 9, 2018
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