2021 Ford Transit Owner's Manual

2021 Ford Transit owners manual
Year:
2021
Make:
Ford
Model:
Transit
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
6.29 MB

Table of Contents

Table of contents
4
Copyright ©
2
Introduction
12
About This Manual
12
Symbols Glossary
12
Special Notices
14
Data Privacy
17
Data Privacy
17
Service Data
18
Event Data
18
Settings Data
19
Connected Vehicle Data - Vehicles With: Modem
19
Mobile Device Data - Vehicles With: SYNC 3
20
Emergency Call System Data
20
Environment
21
Protecting the Environment
21
Child Safety
22
General Information
22
Installing Child Restraints
24
Booster Seats
40
Child Restraint Positioning
42
Child Safety Locks
44
Seatbelts
46
Principle of Operation
46
Fastening the Seatbelts
47
Seatbelt Height Adjustment
49
Seatbelt Warning Lamp and Indicator Chime
49
Seatbelt Reminder
50
Child Restraint and Seatbelt Maintenance
52
Seatbelt Extensions
52
Supplementary Restraints System
53
Principle of Operation
53
Driver and Passenger Airbags
54
Side Airbags
60
Safety Canopy™
61
Crash Sensors and Airbag Indicator
62
Airbag Disposal
63
911 Assist
64
What Is 911 Assist
64
Emergency Call Requirements
64
Emergency Call Limitations
65
Keys and Remote Controls
66
Principle of Operation
66
General Information on Radio Frequencies
66
Remote Control - Vehicles Without: Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS)
67
Remote Control - Vehicles With: Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS)
68
Remote Control - Vehicles With: Power Sliding Door
70
Replacing a Lost Key or Remote Control
72
MyKey™
73
Principle of Operation
73
MyKey Settings
73
Creating a MyKey
74
Programming a MyKey
74
Clearing All MyKeys
76
Checking MyKey System Status
77
Using MyKey With Remote Start Systems
78
MyKey – Troubleshooting
78
Doors and Locks
79
Locking and Unlocking
79
Sliding Door
83
Sliding Door Precautions
83
Opening the Sliding Door
83
Closing the Sliding Door
83
Sliding Door
85
Sliding Door Precautions
85
Opening the Sliding Door
85
Closing the Sliding Door
86
Stopping the Sliding Door Movement
87
Resetting the Power Sliding Door
87
Sliding Door – Troubleshooting
88
Keyless Entry
90
Locating the Keyless Entry Keypad
90
Master Access Code
90
Keyless Entry Settings
90
Locking and Unlocking the Doors Using Keyless Entry
90
Keyless Entry – Troubleshooting
91
Security
92
Passive Anti-Theft System - Vehicles With: Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS)
92
Anti-Theft Alarm - Vehicles Without: Anti-Theft Alarm Horn with Integral Battery
93
Anti-Theft Alarm - Vehicles With: Anti-Theft Alarm Horn with Integral Battery
94
Power Running Boards
96
Using Power Running Boards
96
Steering Wheel
99
Adjusting the Steering Wheel
99
Locking the Steering Wheel
99
Wipers and Washers
100
Windshield Wipers
100
Autowipers
100
Windshield Washers
102
Lighting
103
General Information
103
Lighting Control
103
Autolamps
104
Instrument Lighting Dimmer
105
Daytime Running Lamps
105
Automatic High Beam Control
106
Front Fog Lamps
107
Direction Indicators
108
Interior Lamps - Van
108
Cargo Lamps
109
Windows and Mirrors
110
Power Windows
110
Exterior Mirrors
111
Interior Mirror
112
Instrument Cluster
113
Gauges
113
Warning Lamps and Indicators
114
Information Displays
118
General Information
118
Trip Computer
120
Personalized Settings
121
Remote Start
123
What Is Remote Start
123
Remote Start Limitations
123
Enabling Remote Start
123
Remotely Starting and Stopping the Vehicle
123
Remote Start Settings
123
Climate Control
125
Manual Climate Control
125
Hints on Controlling the Interior Climate
126
Rear Passenger Climate Controls
127
Heated Rear Window
127
Heated Exterior Mirrors - Vehicles Without: Heated Rear Window
127
Heated Exterior Mirrors - Vehicles With: Heated Rear Window
127
Interior Air Quality
128
What Is the Cabin Air Filter
128
Locating the Cabin Air Filter
128
Replacing the Cabin Air Filter
128
Seats
129
Sitting in the Correct Position
129
Head Restraints
129
Manual Seats - Vehicles With: 2-Way Manual Seat
130
Manual Seats - Vehicles With: 4-Way Manual Seat
131
Power Seats
134
Rear Seats
135
Heated Seats
138
Rear Occupant Alert System
139
What is the Rear Occupant Alert System
139
How Does the Rear Occupant Alert System Work
139
Rear Occupant Alert System Precautions
139
Rear Occupant Alert System Limitations
139
Switching Rear Occupant Alert System On and Off - Vehicles With: SYNC 3
139
Switching Rear Occupant Alert System On and Off - Vehicles With: SYNC
140
Rear Occupant Alert System Indicators - Vehicles With: SYNC
140
Rear Occupant Alert System Indicators - Vehicles With: SYNC 3
140
Rear Occupant Alert System Audible Warnings
140
Auxiliary Power Points
141
Auxiliary Power Points
141
Cigar Lighter
143
Storage Compartments
144
Overhead Console
144
Storage
145
Bottle Holders
145
Overhead Storage
145
Rear Overhead Storage
145
Starting and Stopping the Engine
147
General Information
147
Ignition Switch
147
Starting a Gasoline Engine
147
Switching Off the Engine
149
Engine Block Heater
149
Auto-Start-Stop
151
What Is Auto-Start-Stop
151
Auto-Start-Stop Precautions
151
Switching Auto-Start-Stop On and Off
151
Stopping the Engine
151
Restarting the Engine
151
Auto-Start-Stop Indicators
152
Auto-Start-Stop – Troubleshooting
152
Fuel and Refueling
154
Safety Precautions
154
Fuel Quality - E85
154
Fuel Quality - Gasoline
156
Fuel Filler Funnel Location
156
Running Out of Fuel
156
Refueling
158
Engine Emission Control
161
Emission Law
161
Catalytic Converter - 3.5L Duratec/​3.5L Ecoboost™
162
Transmission
164
Automatic Transmission
164
Tow/Haul
166
All-Wheel Drive
168
Using All-Wheel Drive
168
Brakes
173
General Information
173
Hints on Driving With Anti-Lock Brakes
173
Hill Start Assist
174
Auto Hold
175
Parking Brake
177
Applying the Parking Brake
177
Releasing the Parking Brake
177
Parking Brake Audible Warning
177
Parking Brake – Troubleshooting
177
Parking Brake
178
Applying the Parking Brake
178
Releasing the Parking Brake
178
Pushing the Parking Brake Lever Down
178
Parking Brake Audible Warning
178
Parking Brake – Troubleshooting
179
Electric Parking Brake
180
What Is the Electric Parking Brake
180
Applying the Electric Parking Brake
180
Applying the Electric Parking Brake in an Emergency
180
Manually Releasing the Electric Parking Brake
180
Automatically Releasing the Electric Parking Brake
180
Electric Parking Brake Audible Warning
181
Releasing the Electric Parking Brake if the Vehicle Battery Has Run Out of Charge
181
Electric Parking Brake – Troubleshooting
181
Traction Control
183
Principle of Operation
183
Using Traction Control
183
Stability Control
184
Principle of Operation
184
Using Stability Control
185
Parking Aids
186
Principle of Operation
186
Parking Aid
187
Rear Parking Aid
188
Front Parking Aid
190
Side Sensing System
192
Active Park Assist
194
Rear View Camera - Vehicles With: Parking Aid Camera
196
180 Degree Camera
199
Cruise Control
201
Principle of Operation
201
Using Cruise Control
201
Using Adaptive Cruise Control
202
Driving Aids
209
Speed Limiter
209
Driver Alert
210
Lane Keeping System
211
Blind Spot Information System
215
Cross Traffic Alert
219
Eco
222
Steering
223
Pre-Collision Assist
224
Front View Camera
228
Drive Control
229
Load Carrying
231
Roof Racks and Load Carriers - Bus
231
Roof Racks and Load Carriers - Van
231
Load Retaining Fixtures
231
Load Limit
232
Towing
237
Towing a Trailer
237
Recommended Towing Weights - Chassis Cab/​Crew Van/​Cutaway/​Van
238
Recommended Towing Weights - M2 Bus
240
Essential Towing Checks
242
Towing the Vehicle on Four Wheels
248
Driving Hints
249
Reduced Engine Performance
249
Economical Driving
249
Cold Weather Precautions
249
Breaking-In
250
Driving Through Water
250
Floor Mats
250
Roadside Emergencies
252
Roadside Assistance
252
Hazard Flashers
253
Emergency Exit - M2 Bus
253
Fuel Shutoff
253
Jump Starting the Vehicle
254
Transporting the Vehicle
256
Towing Points
257
Crash and Breakdown Information
258
Post-Crash Alert System
258
Customer Assistance
259
Ford Credit
259
Getting the Services You Need
259
In California (U.S. Only)
260
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program (U.S. Only)
261
Utilizing the Mediation/Arbitration Program (Canada Only)
262
Getting Assistance Outside the U.S. and Canada
262
Ordering Additional Owner's Literature
264
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. Only)
264
Reporting Safety Defects (Canada Only)
265
Fuses
266
Fuse Box Locations
266
Fuse Specification Chart
267
Changing a Fuse
279
Maintenance
281
General Information
281
Opening and Closing the Hood
281
Under Hood Overview - 3.5L Duratec
283
Under Hood Overview - 3.5L Ecoboost™
284
Engine Oil Dipstick - 3.5L Duratec
285
Engine Oil Dipstick - 3.5L Ecoboost™
285
Engine Oil Check
285
Changing the Engine Oil and Oil Filter
286
Oil Change Indicator Reset
287
Changing the Engine Air Filter
287
Engine Cooling Fan
288
Engine Coolant Check
288
Automatic Transmission Fluid Check
292
Brake Fluid Check
293
Changing the 12V Battery
293
Adjusting the Headlamps
296
Washer Fluid Check
297
Fuel Filter
297
Checking the Wiper Blades
297
Changing the Front Wiper Blades
298
Removing a Headlamp
298
Changing a Bulb
299
Drive Belt Routing - Vehicles With: Dual Generators
304
Drive Belt Routing - Vehicles With: Single Generator
304
Vehicle Care
305
Cleaning Products
305
Cleaning the Exterior
306
Waxing
307
Cleaning the Engine
307
Cleaning the Windows and Wiper Blades
308
Cleaning the Interior
308
Cleaning the Instrument Panel and Instrument Cluster Lens
310
Repairing Minor Paint Damage
311
Cleaning the Wheels
311
Vehicle Storage
311
Body Styling Kits
313
Wheels and Tires
314
General Information
314
Tire Sealant and Inflator Kit
315
Tire Care
318
Using Winter Tires
335
Using Snow Chains
336
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
337
Changing a Road Wheel
342
Lug Nuts
353
Capacities and Specifications
355
Engine Specifications - 3.5L Duratec
355
Engine Specifications - 3.5L Ecoboost™
356
Motorcraft Parts - 3.5L Duratec
357
Motorcraft Parts - 3.5L Ecoboost™
358
Vehicle Identification Number
359
Transmission Code Designation
360
Capacities and Specifications - 3.5L Duratec
361
Capacities and Specifications - 3.5L Ecoboost™
366
Bulb Specification Chart
372
Connected Vehicle
374
What Is a Connected Vehicle
374
Connected Vehicle Requirements
374
Connected Vehicle Limitations
374
Connecting the Vehicle to a Mobile Network
374
Connecting the Vehicle to a Wi-Fi Network
375
Connected Vehicle – Troubleshooting - Vehicles With: Modem
375
Connected Vehicle – Troubleshooting - Vehicles With: SYNC/​SYNC 3
376
Vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot
378
Creating a Vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot
378
Changing the Vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot Name or Password
378
Audio System
379
General Information
379
Audio Unit - Vehicles Without: SYNC
379
Audio Unit - Vehicles With: SYNC 3
381
AM/FM Radio - Vehicles Without: SYNC
382
Audio Unit Clock and Date Displays - Vehicles Without: SYNC
383
Connecting a Bluetooth® Device - Vehicles Without: SYNC
383
Streaming Bluetooth Audio - Vehicles Without: SYNC
383
Playing Media From a USB Device - Vehicles Without: SYNC
384
USB Port
384
Using Voice Recognition
385
SYNC™
386
General Information
386
Using Voice Recognition
387
Using SYNC™ With Your Phone
389
SYNC™ Applications and Services
390
Using SYNC™ With Your Media Player
393
SYNC™ Troubleshooting
394
SYNC™ 3
403
General Information
403
Using Voice Recognition
405
Entertainment
411
Phone
421
Navigation
422
Apps
428
Settings
430
SYNC™ 3 Troubleshooting
432
Accessories
445
Accessories
445
Auxiliary Switches
446
Ford Protect
447
Ford Protect
447
Scheduled Maintenance
449
General Maintenance Information
449
Normal Scheduled Maintenance
452
Special Operating Conditions Scheduled Maintenance
454
Customer Information
457
Type Approvals
457
California Proposition 65 - United States of America
461
Perchlorate
462
Replacement Parts Recommendation
462
Mobile Communications Equipment
463
Export Unique Options
463
Appendices
464
Electromagnetic Compatibility
464
End User License Agreement
467
Declaration of Conformity
492
Index
494

FAQ about the 2021 Ford Transit Manual

What contains the 2021 Transit manual?

The Ford Transit owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Ford to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Ford Transit. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Ford Transit 2021 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Ford Transit owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Ford Transit, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2021 Ford Transit Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Ford Transit year 2021 free?

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The Ford Transit (2021) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2021 is available in English.

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