Rodent Damage to Soy-Based Wire Coating
Newer Ford vehicles use an electrical wire coating that is a more eco-friendly, soy-based material. But maybe it's a little too eco-friendly? There's been an uptick in owner complaints about rodents using the coating as a chew toy and causi…Continue reading article "Rodent Damage to Soy-Based Wire Coating"
MyFord Touch Complaints
Ford's customer satisfaction has been in steady decline since 2010. MyFord Touch was also released in 2010. This is not a coincidence. The system was Ford's attempt at an all-in-one, in-dash communication and entertainment system. What owne…Continue reading article "MyFord Touch Complaints"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- transmission failure in the 2013 Transit Connect
- died while driving in the 2016 Transit Connect
- A/C poor performance in the 2014 Transit Connect
- rust in paint in the 2018 Transit Connect
- dash lights not readable in daylight in the 2017 Transit Connect
What Breaks the Most
2nd Generation (2013–2020) Transit Connect Key Numbers
Ford has once again expanded a door handle recall, this time affecting 2.3 million vehicles.
It's likely NHTSA asked Ford to expand the recall because all affected vehicles weren't included in the August recall. That recall was for only certain areas of the country which Ford said had higher ambient temperatures. Vehicles outside those specific areas weren't included in the recall, but Ford said they could be included in a "customer satisfaction program.
So much for the "solar loading" defense.keep reading article "Goodbye Regional, Hello Nationwide Recall of Ford Door Handles"
d's pawl spring issues have had their doors blown wide open. Yes, I went there.keep reading article "Regional Recall For Another 830,000 Vehicles with Busted Pawl Springs"
Ford says a recall of 830,000 vehicles in North America is needed to fix doors that may open while driving, but only if those vehicles are in certain areas.
The brake hydraulic control units need to be replaced in about 600 Transit Connect vans.
Ford says the faulty control units can cause problems with electronic stability control, roll stability control, anti-lock braking, emergency brake assist, curve control, trailer sway control and traction control.
Well, doesn't that sound fun.
In the most Ford move ever, Ford announced it doesn't know when the recall will begin.keep reading article "Faulty Control Units May Send 600 Transit Connect Vans Into a Tailspin"