Used 2016 Ford Transit Van Consumer Reviews

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Cab interior designed by short people

kczflea.factory, 08/05/2016
150 Low Roof 3dr Cargo Van w/130" WB, Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
23 of 23 people found this review helpful

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.

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No Ford, no problem

FCNI, 09/12/2016
250 Low Roof 3dr Cargo Van w/130" WB, 60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
19 of 19 people found this review helpful

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.

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Lemon

Jeff Rector, 06/29/2016
250 High Roof 4dr Cargo Van w/Dual Sliding Doors (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
18 of 18 people found this review helpful

$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

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failed throttle body @5.6k and 3wks wait for parts

riker, 06/27/2016
250 Medium Roof 3dr Cargo Van w/148" WB, Sliding Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
23 of 24 people found this review helpful

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.

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Another ford lemon

Disappointed, 11/28/2016
250 Low Roof 3dr Cargo Van w/148" WB, 60/40 Passenger Side Door (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
12 of 12 people found this review helpful

Thought this would be real nice after all the issues with a transit connect, well it looks nice and has the space needed for a work truck, however it has had weird electrical issues that come and go, Bluetooth randomly won't connect to my phone. Once it had to be reset "by the dealer" at 38,000 miles. Now just over 40k, throttle body needed. Once again ford has convinced a small business their vehicles are worth owning...wrong. Ford has and always will be the WORST most unreliable domestic vehicle brand available...more crap in a new wrapper. Pay more for anything else and don't risk your life everyday driving (or trying to) this junk. UPDATE 6/1/17 so the throttle body failure was a common issue, parts back ordered. Got replacement, told by dealer it's all fixed, still stalls while driving, back to the lemon grove. 4 throttle bodies and 45 days later it runs correctly again. UNREAL that a company would put a consumer through this. I threatened them that it should be replaced under lemon law. So now at 56k miles, only major issue is Bluetooth forgets my phone once every couple weeks, reconnects usually. About every 6 weeks it doesnt, I reset the system by disconnect battery for 3 minutes. Then add phone back and reconnect.. spend your money elsewhere.

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