Toyota says that it is recalling 75,000 cars in China for the same issue, while Ford's CEO, Alan Mulally, told USA Today that the company is performing due diligence.
"When anybody has an issue in the industry, we check everything about the Ford system and production process," said Mr Mulally. "It's our assessment right now that this is very isolated."
Around 1600 Transits are thought to be affected, but Toyota's woes also include an unspecified number of vehicles in Europe to be recalled, mostly the RAV4.
CarAdvice will keep you updated as this issue progresses.