2017 Ford Transit
NHTSA Defect Investigations
The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2017 Ford Transit, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:
INVESTIGATION: Zipcar Rental Concerns
NHTSA Defect Investigation #AQ18001
Component(s): Power Train:Driveline:Driveshaft
Summary: NHTSA is opening this audit query in order to determine whether Zipcar, Inc. has complied with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.The Safety Act requires, among other things, that a rental company not rent, lease, or sell a recalled vehicle until the safety defect or noncompliance is remedied.49 U.S.C. § 30120(i).NHTSA is in receipt of information that alleges Zipcar, Inc. rented at least one vehicle to a consumer without having remedied safety defects.Accordingly, we are opening this audit query to seek information concerning these allegations and to verify whether improper rentals were made. The recall included in this audit is NHTSA recall No. 17V-408.