Ford has resumed production of diesel Transit Classic vans at its Jiangling Motors joint venture plant in China. Ford halted production last week to review the safety of CTS accelerator pedal assemblies used in the construction of the Transit Classic’s diesel variant.
Jiangling Motors issued a statement when the production halt was announced, clarifying that no reports of unintended acceleration have been received in the Chinese market. It’s worth noting that the population of diesel Transit Classic models in China is only around 1,600 units, which may not represent a significant enough population sample.
Still, this raises the question of how many other vehicles use the CTS pedal assembly, and why there are no reported issues with these vehicles. The evidence is mounting that Toyota’s problems are just beginning, and that the current recall situation may prove to be only the tip of the iceberg.
Source: Left Lane News