I have a Ford Transit Extended High Roof 2015 Eco Boost, it's been back and forth in the shop since March 2015. I've been having problems with the Deferential, Steering Wheel, Transmission, and the Drive Shaft. And I only use this Vehicle for Highway Driving. I was on the Highway going 70 miles per hour and the Drive Shaft came out in which caused the Brakes Lines to break and the Transmission to be shattered into pieces. And now the Vehicle is out of Warranty. And now this Vehicle is gonna cost over 15, 000.00 to get fixed. Before the problem became this worse I have been calling Ford and bringing it back and forth for the same problems. And Ford will just tell me to bring it back when the problem becomes worse than what it was. Now it's nothing that I can do. I was wondering if any body else is having similar issues. I also bought this Vehicle back in February 2015 brand new. And I have 205,000 miles on it now.
Ive been a plumbing contractor for 12 years, the greatest mistake i made in 2015 was to buy a ford transit high roof . I istalled expensive custom ranger shelves for 6,500. On the road for two months with 3,237 miles the transmission crushed, was in the dealership for over two months, couldn't fix the dam truck. I requested for a buy back which lasted for over four months , finally ford could not even refunt me for the custom shelves even the alar and tint. I want to help someone who might be in a position ti but tjis truck PLEASE DONT !!! I dont want anyone to be in the same predicament as i was ..... SPR. Inc
250 Medium Roof 3dr Cargo Van w/148" WB, Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
I would say overall this is very good, but there are always a few areas lacking, and a few bright spots. First the bad....I loaded my 250 out with ecoboost, limited slip 3.31, HD Towing, ranger stainless cargo cage, virgin rubber mat, 10" aluminum foldout access ramp plus aluminum wheels, auto start, premium package with leather.....this is a 44K van, I bought for 39 acv....then added another 7K in accessories. A few months ago I needed more space so looked into a new 350 tall/long with 3.73....but they only wanted to offer me 24k on a van I paid exactly a year earlier 39, and only 16k miles in excellent condition???? Well....I bought a 16 foot cargo trailer instead which is the smarter move money wise. I tried buying the 3.73 originally but I was very limited in what was available. The 3.5 is surprising.....gas mileage is good....about 17 to 18 mpg...and I am gentle, this includes 2500 pounds of cargo. I towed 7300 pounds, and 1000 cargo and got about 12mpg.....was really surprised and I was way over what I should have been towing.....but I was very cautious. I have to say so far the things I don't like are the tires(very limited options, small, and , the terrible resale value, the chipping of the paint from the sliding door being difficult to close, the visiblility on the passenger side do to no window in cargo area, the low tow specs, vibration of cargo storage in upper bins over passengers. The good is power in ecoboost, the mpg, overall cargo area, maintenance so far, and my dealership has been helpful overall.......FORD definitely has issues and I do NOT trust them as they continuously changed their story when I was trying to purchase in 2014. I am surprised this vehicle has any issues as it has been released in Europe for many years and they should have the kinks worked out. Ive had my van now 2 years and 2 months and it has been great really. I am occassionally towing a 4500 pound trailer/cargo and loading 1500 lbs.....avg 11.5mpg to 12.5.....if just the 250 I get 17/18mpg and no wind etc, and driving 65....I get fantastic mileage if driving 50 to 60 like on many of my 2 lane highways here....up to 20mpg on actual, not the computer calc which will say 21.8 or something. Winter mileage is closer to 16 due to wind/cold. No problems except recall stuff.....but it looks like they finally figured out the stalling engines/dying while driving issue they were having as I got a recall last week....3/7/17 for the pcm(powertrain control module) which is considered emissions. Also had guibo repaired under recall...but I have had zero problems with my van. Tows 7k and 2k in van no problem at all. i am getting about 20 mpg locally and 12.5 when towing. easy in and out. added rubber mat, ss cargo cage and $3300 manual 1000 lb fold out ramp. awesome van for me
In February, 2016, we took our Transit 250 to our local Ford dealership's service center after the "check engine" light had come on. They determined the EGR sensor was bad and replaced it. Four months later, on 6/26/16, while driving 65mph on the freeway, the "check engine" light came on and the vehicle suddenly registered as overheating. Because we had another Ford diesel truck (E450) overheat while driving on the freeway years before, which caught fire and burned almost to an unrecognizable state, my husband wasted no time reacting to the warning signs. In order to get to the side of the freeway, he had to get through seven lanes of fast-moving vehicles, during which time, the engine shut itself off, basically stranding him as one more lane had to be maneuvered through at a much lower speed. Thankfully, no serious injuries or deaths occurred from the accident waiting to happen, which did and involved only one other vehicle. Ford Motor Company's General Council advised me that they would not respond to my complaint/request for financial compensation for the myriad of expenses this experience has (and continues) to create, because our insurance company is the one I should be going through. Obviously, automobile insurance covers property & medical damages (less deductible and within the policy limits) but not the other costs incurred from this incident, including a necessary overnight hotel stay because the accident happened while out of town, not to mention the raise in our insurance costs, not only for our business policy which covered the accident, but because this accident is now on my husband's record (and is considered his fault), it also will affect our personal automobile insurance rates. I am FURIOUS with Ford, especially since we have been loyal Ford-only (new vehicle only) consumers for the past 30 years.
"Bought new but it seems the van is Always in the dealers. So far the instruments, rear axle, EGR, rear brakes twice, head gasket have been repaired or replaced. Right now it is at the dealers for major oil leak and loss of power plus it has transmission issues which as usual the dealer says it's fine, I guess it is until it gets returned by Ford roadside recovery again. As I wright this I have not had any use of my Transit for over 6 weeks and the dealer does not call to let me know whats happening I have to call them and as usual get the story about waiting for Ford technical service to look at it. I have lost all confidence in this vehicle to take care of our daily deliveries. I bought the Transit 350T Powerstroke because I wanted a reliable and economical delivery vehicle which it was for the first few months but now its is less reliable than our old Ford box truck it replaced, worst van ever and a waste of money, Buyers beware." [HTML removed]