Absolute GARBAGE from rust to multiple sensor failure and mechanical failure just buy something else
Ignition switch failure
Mass airflow sensor failure
Fuel solenoid failure
Fuel filter early failure
Water cooling joint breakage just by gently wagging it to disconnect the hose
I could go forever
No parts available not even at Ford dealership
Go straight past it
Purchased in October 2011.
Don't do it to yourself
This is my 4th Transit, 1 VH, 2 VMs and now the VO, three bought new. I average about 2200km per week, the earlier vans have been pretty reliable apart from some egr valve problems with th VMs, wound up blanking them off and ignoring the warning light. The 2017 VO (dual rear jumbo) is a different story. Turbo at 133500km covered by warranty. Diff at 225000km, just out of warranty and Ford would not come to the pparty even though a few months after I bought it the 5 yr unlimited km warranty was introduced. In a stunning display of technical inc...ompetence the problem was mis-diagnosed by my local Ford dealer as a wheel bearing (I'm a mechanic and told them they were wrong but they wouldn't listen!) which was repaired at a cost of $1386 and the vehicle was annointed as good to go and returned to me in unserviceable and unsafe condition - I literally drove 100m and took it back, it wasn't what you'd call a subtle noise and the cause was blindingly obvious. Diff was rebuilt by Sunstate Gearbox & Diff for a further $3700. Now at 270000km another turbo failure, same as last time by the sound of it which was a sheared impeller spindle. This thing is sending me broke, after 16 years & 4 Transits I'll never own a Ford again.
Purchased in June 2017 for $55,000.00.
absolutely pain in the Ass
I bought my transit 2nd hand in year 2012, semi-auto transmission, turbo diesel, with 150K km on clock. I serviced this car every 10K Km as required.
2013 fuel pump failed, $3500 for a new fuel pump, altogether $5000 to fix, 2 weeks can not do business.
2014 sterling power fluid leaking, $200 fix. Water pump leaking, $600 replace.
2015 car roof leaking, rain water comes in, because of paint off and rust, $500 to fix.
2017 alternator failed, $600 replace.
2018 3rd of July, loud and sharp noise from gear box while driving on a high way....
82000 km and needs new motor
Five years old, country 82000 kms, with no warning shudder shudder shudder engine gone, Ford quotes $10000.00 to fix, that's a bit of bad luck. What's the point in having something great to drive if it doesn't work.and work it is supposed to do, now it's off the road for as long as it takes, and I do my deliveries in a wheelbarrow?
Not Happy Ford
I have enjoyed the two years of owning this vehicle. But at 70,000km, the clutch has gone including gear box. Ford Customer Fleet Care has not been helpful at all. I've been without my vehicle for 5 weeks and still waiting on parts. And with this being my work vehicle which I work out of every day, it becomes Very disturbing. I know we live in North Queensland but we do have Daily Air Freight Services. I would not recommend a Ford due to lack of service from Customer Care plus the fact of it's age and such major problems at such low Km.
Must be the worst van in the world! Everything has gone wrong - timing chain jumping- rear wheel seal leaks- water pump- vacuum pump - hydraulic clutch pump- belt tensioner- clutch- many more things. Parts are extremely expensive and ford charge 3 times more than aftermarket products. Every mechanic I've been to hates these vans.
Deliberate engineering of products so they only last for the warranty period.
Hi i'm in Perth WA and have a similar problem. I spent $5000 in september 2015 (6 months ago) to have the noisy thrust bearing replaced which included a complete genuine for clutch kit, new flywheel and all. Now its in at ford because the teeth on the starter motor are rooted and again they are installing new clutch kit and now starter motor to at a cost of $4330 so just on that aspect $9330 and the transit has only done 113 000 km. Ford are telling me its not covered by parts warranty because i didn't use a certified ford dealership. Crap, the...chap that done it is a professional mechanic that i have used for 20 years and he has reciept to prove he used genuine for parts. This is unacceptable and a result of the deliberate engineering of products so they only last for the warranty period. This is deliberate exploitation and blatant theft. I;m sick of it, i bought a brand new 2009 Transit for 48000 so i wouldn't have these problems. I'll take this to court if i have too.
piece of ^%&*
My partner has a 2008 2.4 turbo diesel and we have spent thousands on this piece of $%^$. I have come on here to see if anyone else has had their drive chain (timing chain) snap on them. We need as many people to come forward as possible. If you are one of many please message me
Timeing chain tensioner failure.
Ex-rental 6-berth. Engine died after 13 months ownership and 10000klms use. Seemed like a good buy at $55000. Just spent $14000. On new engine, clutch and injectors (fitted). Expensive when they go wrong. Timing chain tensioner fault is well known. Word of warning. Have it checked and replaced. Would not buy again.
Don't buy get something else
Owned it from new 2010 model to date have had gearbox replace under warranty twice in the last 12 months rear seals replaced four times tail shaft yoke twice and still no answers from ford they have claimed it's wear and tear car has travelled 197000 k's I know that is a lot but as the car has only been used for long distance driving and carrying no load or towing I think that maybe there's a issue with the six speed manual don't your self a favour buy something else
Engine power is good for a turbo diesel
Do not buy a ford transit
Worst van ever built.... Do not buy this van let me tell you the problems from day one i bought it at 96,000s its now at 188 i had replaced the turbo 1week after i bought it along with the actuator valve $5000 no labour was running fine then a clutch noise began $2000 and i sourced the parts then the egr valve went $365 plus labour $170 a someone to change then all downhill from there computer issues needs software updates $150 per hour then fuel pressure regulator valve went $340 plus labour now the globe holder board only $100 rear shockers b...lew $450 plus labour fix that one week later front shockers blew and one of the rears again never ending money pit also services are min $350 and thats just oil and fuel change its bs theres not enough parts support or help for this van in this country even fprd dont know what they are doing they rely to much on the computer to tell it just like the van
Where to start? Brake rotors; twice. EGR valve, twice; water pump. I bought this van for it's carrying capacity and it can definitely take the weight I put in it...but it's just not worth the grey hair. It's one of the most unreliable vehicles I have ever owned. I used to like Fords...not anymore.
Load capacity. It has a barn doors option. It has very good rear visibility. Good fuel economy on the diesel.
Unreliable. It's a money pit. The standard jack included with my transit, won't lift the car high enough to change the tyre.
It was bought 220,000kms it was ex courier van previous owner spent over $11,000 for repairs then me spent $15,000 dollars, because motor cost $7500, tail shaft replace $2200, coolant get hot from faulty temp does not work fan not on while traffic, We bought this van $10,000 and repairs total cost $26,000, wasted money for 4 years, RTA failed pass reg, I threw rubbish wrecker yard, Now I have no more own transport or car or van, I won't have own vehicle because no money left. For that money should have bought brand new toyota haice van for $26,...000 4 years ago today this haice van would be 90,000 kms and value as $21,000 as today. Warning to the buyers don't buy ford transit van over 60,000kms and part cost you 4 times more, because you have to exchange to UK english pound money of the value to buy parts from Ford. Forget transit. Most mechica said don't buy this, very expensive parts and rubbish plastics parts. Excellent for large loads and deliveries boxes, etc excellent for the festivals Ford Transit 1997 model to 2001 model very bad van, either 2002 to 2005 model, very bad mechicals, eats your money a lot, cost us $15,500 dollars repairs bills.
Questions & Answers
Hello. Does anyone know much about the locking system on a 2006 v j transit camper van?
Nup. But after reading all the endless expensive repair bills on ford transit vans theres no way lm buying one now
Well after sorting out the couple of little problems known with these models. I'm now very happy to report, the ol Transhit is running sweet, and I'm pretty happy at the moment....
What is the difference between a fa and a vm chassis?
to be honest I do not know ! my experience is with the new Transit custom long wheel base, great looking, goes well, the drivers seat did not suit me to the point with 500kms on the clock I traded it back to Ford, not a cheap experience !!
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