Posts tagged Ford Transit
2017 Ford Transit Transmission TSB

There’ve been an abnormally high amount of complaints regarding the transmissions in 2015-2017 Ford Transit vans. Ford recently released a TSB for the issue, which can be accessed here. Additionally, here is a synopsis of the TSB:

Some vehicles may exhibit an illuminated MIL with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0011, P0012, P0014, P0015, P0016, P0017, P0018, P0019, P0021, P0022, P0024 and/or P0025. This may be due to small debris causing the VCT solenoid to stick. Before attempting any component diagnosis or replacement of the VCT solenoid, refer to Powertrain Control and Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) pinpoint test HK11 to cycle the affected VCT solenoid 10 times to attempt to clear the debris. For claiming, use causal part 6M280 and applicable labor operations in section 10 of the Service Labor Time Standards (SLTS) Manual.

Ford and the problematic MyFordTouch System

Consumer Reports has written extensively here  and also here on Ford's problematic MyFordTouch / Sync system.  From irresponsive controls, random shutdowns, rear camera failure, and volume control failure, it's introduction has been such a mess that Ford has issued a warranty extension for the MyFord Touch and Sync system.  A class action was filed a few years ago, but still has not settled.  

Titled "12M02 – Warranty Extension Covering Accessory Protocol Interface Module (APIM) Software And Hardware", it gives consumers an additional two years from the date of original purchase.  Coupled with the original express warranty (3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first), consumers have a total of 5 years of warranty on the MyFord Touch. 

As an example, if you purchased a 2013 Ford Focus on 12/1/2012, then with this warranty extension, the MyFord Touch warranty would lapse on 12/1/2017. 

Not too shabby, but it doeesn't repair some of the inherent problems with the MyFord Touch system.  The following vehicles are included in the warranty extension:

  • 2011-2014 Ford Edge
  • 2011-2014 Ford Explorer
  • 2011-2014 Lincoln MKX
  • 2012-2014 Ford Focus
  • 2013-2014 Ford C-MAX
  • 2013-2014 Ford Escape
  • 2013-2014 Ford F-150
  • 2013-2014 Ford Flex
  • 2013-2014 Ford Fusion
  • 2013-2014 Lincoln MKS
  • 2013-2014 Lincoln MKT
  • 2013-2014 Ford Taurus
  • 2014 Ford Fiesta
  • 2014 Transit Connect

Notice that went out to Ford owners can be found here as well.  

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