hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,395 miles

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2012 Ford Transit Connect engine problems

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2012 Ford Transit Connect Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 142016

Transit Connect

  • 3,000 miles


When attempting to accelerate from a partial or complete stop, there are times when the gas pedal is pushed all the way to the floor and finally the vehicle takes off. I have had numerous occasions when I have almost run into the vehicle in front of me after taking off from a stop light or stop sign. I have take the vehicle to the dealer we purchased vehicle from new and they can't find anything wrong.

- Ionia, IA, USA

problem #5

Dec 292015

Transit Connect 4-cyl

  • 367,272 miles
Driving in stop and go traffic. Stopped at lite. Check engine lite came on. No power. Had to idle home. Obdii codes P0122, P0222, P2111. P2135. Tps reading stuck at 82%. defective throttle body.

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 182014

Transit Connect 4-cyl

  • 32,734 miles
Vehicle was being driven on expressway. Lose of power and the check engine lite came on. Idled the vehicle off the expressway and had towed to bredemann Ford in glenview, il. Throttle body was replaced under the 3 year/36K mile warranty.

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 292015

Transit Connect

  • 37,272 miles


The vehicle was driving normal in Suburban traffic. Stop & go with speeds up to 40 mph. During stop at light the check engine lite came on and the vehicle would not accelerate. The yellow check engine lite is on. The vehicle is in limp mode. Obdii codes: P0122, P0222, P2111, P2135. Throttle body failure.

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #2

May 012014

Transit Connect

  • miles
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 #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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