Ford Transit Connect owners manuals
- Newer Ford cars use an electrical wire coating that is more eco-friendly, a material that may cause rodents to use the coating as a chew toy and produce significant electrical damage. This issue was reported in the 2014 model year.
- The second generation of vans from 2013–2019 equipped with the MyFord Touch system might cause an unresponsive and difficult-to-use feeling.
- Issues linked to injectors engines produced between 2008/09. They can fail, producing hesitancy when driving. Other problems correlated to this engine involve oil leaks and auxiliary failures.
- Selecting gears difficulties caused by corrosion or dirt in the remote housing.
The Ford Transit Connect is a van produced by Ford Europe. It is produced on an independent platform but shares elements with the Ford Focus. The first generation was launched in 2002 to replace the Ford Escort and Fiesta-based Courier of which production ended in the same year. In the North American market, it was imported since the 2010 model year. Since, there is no direct ancestor in North America the closest van to its size was the Aerostar cargo van, which stopped production in 1997.
The new Transit Connect is powered by a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 150 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque succeeding the previously 2.5-liter four-cylinder. It pairs with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and front-wheel drive. The van can tow up to 2000 pounds and carry a payload of up to 1570 pounds.