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4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,265 miles

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2012 Ford Transit Connect electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Ford Transit Connect Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012014

Transit Connect

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2012 Ford Transit connect. Consumer writes in regards to misleading gas mileage, radio problems, vehicle locking itself with key in the ignition while engine running and several other issues. The consumer also stated the wipers were not clearly the snow and rain from the windshield. The wipers were coming off the windshields surface. The windshield wiper fluid was freezing and the amount of heat coming from the defroster wasn't enough to handle the freezing windshield, which caused the obstruction and loss of vision.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 042014

Transit Connect 4-cyl

  • 9,700 miles
As I'm driving home, I start to smell an unusual odor. I get home, pull in drive, turn off transit and start unloading groceries. This is when I notice smoke coming from the dashboard. I continue to unload while I keep an eye on the smoke. It worsens and I realize it was on fire and by now there were orange drops of fire falling to the floor. I yell for my neighbor who uses our fire extinguishers on site to try and put out the fire. We had to unhook the battery cables to finally get the fire out completely. It seemed centralized around the glove box on the passenger side. The dashboard on that side was completely burned. My first call was to apple Ford in red lion, the dealership it was purchased at less than a year prior. My second call was to my insurance company. Apple dismissed the insurance adjuster saying it was a warranty issue on day 2. the transit has been sitting at apple Ford untouched ever since (2 months!!) as we looked for answers we only got bounced between apple and corporate Ford with no resolution and no answers. Our insurance company has now gotten involved and their expert originator found it was the blower motor resister part that failed causing the fire. Ford is still uncooperative, and changing their story constantly.

- Windsor, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 182013

Transit Connect 4-cyl

  • 60,094 miles
On start up after it has been warm and then gotten cold vehicle check engine light comes on and ECU stores codes P2101, P2111 and P2135. Throttle body becomes disabled and vehicle will run poorly and not accelerate. Replaced with new Ford throttle body assembly part# 8S4Z9E926B @ this time in December. Fixed problem and vehicle was running fine. Fix lasted until 2/17/14 and about 6000 miles and now have the same exact problem again with same codes. I see several complaints about escapes having this same problem. Is the throttle body a shared part? this problem could be very dangerous if it was to happen while out driving. Fortunately for us it happened both times on cold start up.

- Oneonta, NY, USA

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