definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,452 miles

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2013 Ford Transit Connect Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 122016

Transit Connect

  • 32,000 miles


I purchased a 2013 Transit connect from a Ford dealer this fall. Still under Ford warranty and purchased extended warranty through Ford. Today we got our first snow and while driving the tcs kicked in and basically disabled the vehicle. I was unable to move, so while I had my foot on the accelerator the vehicles tvs light was on but the vehicle would not move. I opened the owners manual and looked for the tcs shut off button listed in the manual and my vehicle does have one. So now I realize I am in a dangerous situation because I cannot move and other vehicle including two wheel drive cars are driving around me. I just invested $20,000 in a vehicle for my business ( heating/cooling/electric) and I cannot even get to the customers house with and inch of snow on the ground. I was able to finally reverse to a driveway and after 30 minutes get the vehicle to move down the small grade. I literally was able to drive a 14 year old Honda civic that cost $3200 up the slight slope that a like new with only 32K miles on it Transit connect would not go. I feel this is a safety hazard and I do not feel comfortable driving this vehicle. So far the local dealership and Ford customer care line have no answers for me. Why in the owners manual is there a listed tcs shut off button and a location on my dashboard for it but no part # or option to add it to my vehicle. I invested in this Ford for my business and now I cannot even get to customers homes. I am afraid to drive it now and not sure what to do since the dealer has no answers and Ford had none either. I cannot believe that the engineers at Ford Motor Company did not think to out this tcs off button on all vehicle equipped with tcs and that the NHTSA has not fined Ford Motor Company they have not issued a recall., how can engineers designe a vehicle for the usa that will not move in an inch of snow?

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 112013

Transit Connect

  • 54,905 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Transit connect. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph with the cruise control on, the vehicle accelerated independently up 70 mph. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 54,905.

- Kingsport, TN, USA

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