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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,367 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2012 Ford Transit Connect accessories - exterior problems

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2012 Ford Transit Connect Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 182014

Transit Connect

  • miles


As you are sitting in the driver's seat, the part of the van's body that connects the front window to the door jam is so wide that it blocks your (the driver's) view. This makes it difficult and/or impossible for the driver to see signage that's on a median and/or oncoming traffic or pedestrians. Mirrors do not solve this problem because they tell you what is in back of you and the view that is blocked is in front of you. I have gotten a ticket for making a U-turn in a no-U-turn zone and have nearly had an accident (on-coming biker) due to this problem.

- Shaker Heights, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 082014

Transit Connect

  • 60,000 miles
Put on rear defrost back door passenger window exploded from inside the vehicle we were traveling on freeway at about 55 mph heard a loud noise no glass inside vehicle so it exploded from the inside of truck. Very dangerous with glass shattered big hole in glass after initial noise pop.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #1

Dec 022012

Transit Connect

  • 4,100 miles
On a longer trip in my new Ford Transit connect, I noticed reflections of the outward-facing dashboard and grill on the lower half of the windshield. Sometimes it was there, sometimes not. I checked the owners manual which mentioned "tempory shimmering" while the windshield warmed up. I did not realize until after a crash how much these reflections interfered with the driver's road visibility. The reflections come about when light shines on the windshield from the front or sides, but not from the back. Now that I know what's going on, I see how dangerous such windshields are, and the cars should be recalled and non-reflective windshields installed.

- Chico, CA, USA

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