failed throttle body @5.6k and 3wks wait for parts
written on 06-27-2016
Driving this new 2016 transit, 250 medium height roof since February. With out warning van randomly loses acceleration, engine won't respond to accelerator and runs rough. Have to coast over into the break down lane and shut off/restart several times before van will drive again. Dealer telling us parts are backordered and 3 weeks out at best. Indicated they have had several other Transits in the shop for the same issue claimed to be the throttle body. Ford will not provide rental reimbursement.
Front passenger shock absorber replaced within a month of the purchase. The same thing happened to me today, Sep 12, 2016 with 6993 miles. The Van accelerator stop responding, all instrument lights flashing like a xmas tree, beeping sounds....towed the Van to a near Ford dealer, waiting to hear back from the dealer tomorrow. First and last Ford.
150 Low Roof 3dr Cargo Van w/130" WB, Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Cargo space great, drives very good, good braking and acceleration, even with 2k# worth of parts, tools and equip in the back. The driver's side of the cab is poorly designed. The steering wheel does not have enough adjustment up or down; the whole column tilts, instead of just the steering wheel head, as in previous vans, in/out is ok. The seat has to be pulled forward to adequately use the armrests and keep your hands on the wheel. Then, when one exits the driver seat, your right knee bangs into the steering column adjustment and a sharp edge of the badly designed lower cover. Maybe 8" of clearance between the column, in the fully tilted down position, and the front of the seat. One has to twist the left hand into an awkward position to use the cruise control lever. In certain sunlight conditions, the glare from the top of the steering column cover makes the instrument cluster impossible to read. Not enough brightness for the instrument cluster lighting during daylight, when using the headlights; hard to read. And, who thought to put the cup holder out of reach near the door?? The center console bin assembly has inadequate storage both top and bottom; not even enough room for one's sunglasses. The "storage" at the bottom of the console is almost useless; hard to get to, and items put on the little "shelf" tend to roll out onto the floor. The driver's seat armrest is annoying and aggravating; make it a fixed stop in the down position. The left armrest on the door needs to be flatter, and not angled either direction, and also covered with some softer material, similar to the right armrest. If the cab of the Econoline vans were "transplanted" into the Transit, a very much more useful product would result. Update 020817. After driving the vehicle for 11000 or so miles, my original assessment of the vehicle has NOT changed. No amount of driving and mileage will change the design of this particular vehicle.
250 High Roof 4dr Cargo Van w/Dual Sliding Doors (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
$50000 4 months and 12000 miles later had to have the rear end rebuilt fit to be tied to say the lease now 1 month later 3000 more miles maki g the same noise back in the shop now 1 year later and being in the shop 5 times for the same noise they cant figure out ive hired an attorney and I'm going after ford under the lemon law bottom line is this vehicle is a piece [non-permissible content removed] and Ford onlyh wants to pay you hush money instead of getting to the bottom of the problem
250 Medium Roof 3dr Cargo Van w/148" WB, Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
I bought a 2016 Transit MR 250 with the 5 cyl inline powerstroke engine. The power is very good and it is quiet too. C&D magazine was right, the 6 spd transmission shifts seamlessly with the diesel engine and the bigger disc brakes are very effective yet not grabby. I was pleased with the ride and performance from the test drive onward. It handles the road without much leaning and smooths out the bumps. Seating is a little upright but not uncomfortable. We got the rear windows only in our Cargo van. The split mirrors are very good and generally visibility is very good. The only blind spot I have would be eliminated by glass in the sliding door. Ergonomically, It is tight getting in and out of the seats and the rear deck is higher than anticipated. I added a side and rear step but, the Ford side door step is painfully narrow. The bluetooth works well and sound quality is good. The 6 speaker stereo is worth it if you like music. The back up camera and back up alarm work well together combined with the mirrors and rear glass I have no trouble backing anywhere. Mileage for the diesel engine has been 16 mpg around town. We have yet to make a road trip. UPDATE : Engine light came on at 1900 miles. With just under 2000 miles on the new van I went into the ford dealer to have the trouble code read. The service manager said the van threw 2 pages of fault codes and they needed to keep the vehicle for repair. A week later they said they found nothing, cleared the codes and took it for a ride. The light came on and the van reported 3 pages of fault codes! A 2nd week passed. I was told they were bypassing computer circuits to try to eliminate possibilities. 3 days later I got the van back with a new engine breather tube. Something is lacking in the self diagnosis system. Van runs great - better than ever. Still love it but kind of keeping my fingers crossed now. MPG around town up to 17 since some break in miles. I continue to enjoy this spacious cargo van for work and play. I have noticed a blind spot on the right side in parking lot situations. A window in the sliding door would fix this. We put a step in the trailer receiver hitch. The van floor is rather tall. The receiver hitch step makes the back up alarm go off 50% of the time. We put the factory side door step on but honestly it is dangerously narrow and the hard plastic is a bit slippery when wet. And so is the rear step - I put non skid tape on it after I fell trying to load something. Overall a good van, it has been in the shop for a computer reset. Doesn't seem to be anything serious. It drives great and rides 'like a van' 5200 mile update. The DEF pump failed. This triggers a low DEF warning which says 50 miles to restricted speed of 49 mph. Which the van did - despite our refilling the DEF tank as indicated. The van has been in the repair shop for 10 days now. The van has spent too many days in the repair shop