2018 Ford Transit Complaints

ODINumber 11185097
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1551762000000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1552070847000-0500)/
VIN 1fdbf9zv6jk
Component Wheels
I own this car 3 months, and 2 weeks ago my will hab in rate saide was broke and after 2 weeks my left side broke, so denger if is will go out in road . Problem is my too friend have same trouble.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11191973
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1549170000000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1553711497000-0400)/
VIN 1fbvu4xg8jk
Component Structure:body
At interstate speeds of 75 mph with a 30 degree crosswind and gusts exceeding 40 mph, the front door on the lee side flexes and the top of the door opens. This deformation of the door indicates a potential for the warping of doors over time or in the worse case, the door completely opening to the detriment of driver and passengers. Traveling north with gusty winds from the southwest the passenger front door flexed open and traveling south with a gusty southwest winds the driver door flexed open. (occurred february 2019 on a sunday)
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11104751
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured 1
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1530158400000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1530303376000-0400)/
VIN 1ftyr2cm7jk
Component Structure:body
When the van is stationary and running for 10-15 minutes, half of the cargo floor (behind the passenger and driver seats) reaches a temperature of 125-130 degrees. A temp gun was used to demonstrate this safety hazard. I made mention of this to an autobody shop who suggested having the dealership take a look since that doesn't sound right. When the dealership in west palm beach (al packer, 561-689-6550) looked over this, they stated this is as designed and it matches a few other ford transits they checked. They said nothing can be done to assist me even though this is a clear safety hazard as a temperature of 130 degrees can cause first degree burn if in contact for about 30 seconds (see attached image references). When i spoke to ford motors (800-392-3673), they said it's up to the dealerships to speak with the engineering dept in order to investigate into anything and that they also cant do anything besides add comments to my case number (15138348) which would be supplied to the service delivery manager i already worked with (steven thomas). this is a brand new vehicle (2500 miles so far) and i've never seen or heard of any where it's expected to work with a floor space that gets 130 degrees hot. I'm looking to get ford to agree to a safety recall to address the insufficient heat shielding with the catalytic converter.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11124467
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1530417600000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1536151983000-0400)/
VIN 1fbzx2cgxjk
Component Structure:body
Several spots are occurring at joints of door openings and also on the roof where the paint is not adhering properly or is actually being rubbed off when the doors are closed and the vehicle is an operation. The paint job on the ceiling welds is not smooth. It appears that there is some bubbling or chipping going on after only a few months.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11124468
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1529467200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1536152124000-0400)/
VIN 1fbzx2cgxjk
Component Air bags
Cloth headliner at sliding door will not stay underneath the door gasket.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11171383
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1548046800000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1548133200000-0500)/
VIN Nm0ge9g73j1
Component Electrical system:wiring | engine
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 ford transit. The contact stated that the vehicle wiring was worn and being eaten by rats. As a result, the engine had trouble starting, but the vehicle could still be driven. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to fairlane ford (14585 michigan ave, dearborn, mi 48126, (313) 846-5000) where it was diagnosed that the wiring needed to be replaced. The wires were made out of soy and organic bio plastic. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not assist. The failure mileage was 67,700.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11181999
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1533873600000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1550868696000-0500)/
VIN 1ftye1zg9jk
Component Electrical system | unknown or other
Battery kept draining-found out 2 batteries under the driver's seat and the fuel is put in at the driver's seat door. The door must stay opened during fueling. Also, the battery draining and numerous replacements found due to incorrect wiring again. This is a conversion van by explorer, and we've already had antifreeze leakage which is still a problem with the smell. The vehicle is still at repair shop in millersville for another month. Mva investigator kevin chubb directed us to investigate this fuel system and battery system placement for inspection. He felt as we did that it is a health and safety hazard.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11232547
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1562990400000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1563317133000-0400)/
VIN 1fbax2cg5jk
Component Engine | unknown or other
Check engine light turned on and ended up being malfunctioning catylytic converter. Ford transit ecoboost 3.5 350xlt 21000 miles approx. Not sure why or how but ford dealership replacing parts.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11207448
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1557720000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1557846079000-0400)/
Component Service brakes
Rear brakes and tires for two of our 2018 ford transit vehicles are needing to be replaced with less than 10,000 miles on the vehicles. we also seen this occur with one of our 2016 ford transit -- rear brakes have been replaced twice within 32,000
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11208107
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured 2
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1557979200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1558042579000-0400)/
VIN 1fbzx2yg8jk
Component Seat belts | visibility/wiper | wheels
1. Rain sensing wipers work intermittently barely when driving. Told by sales manager that "they work but it isn't a perfect system" 2. A.m. Limited reception in wide open areas in multiple large population areas. Sitting or driving both. Tried to use for 530 a.m. Road information & wouldn't work. 3. Body roof seal came loose from roof driving home in cold weather. 4. Tire pressure sensor fault goes off and on while driving. 5. Seat belt height adjustment tab on front passenger side fell off. Not covered by ford because it is plastic. 6. Customer connection power point on drivers seat pedestal missing a mounting nut from factory. We have been told that the power point is not factory because we connected into the port as it was designed for. Stud threads are still unmarked (new). this allows the lower section of ccp to be slightly loose. 7. Ac vents on max blowing out 65-70 degree air at idle in 80 degree outside ambient temp. (known issue) 8. Overhead a/c louvered vents are breaking internally when adjusted. One entire vent fell out while driving down the road onto my child's head who couldn't touch it. Not covered because they broke but they aren't a mechanical failure. Daughter had scratch on her forehead where it hit her. 10. Opened up headlamp lens to upgrade the lights and the low beam pig tail on both lights are already deteriorating from the lens heat. Lightly touched each of the locking clips and without lifting either one and they fell off. High beam which are used much less have perfect locking tabs still. Required to maintain continuity to these lights. 11. Last week a plug in the drivers door threshold over frame bolt tripped me when it came up as i was stepping out. Second to fall out. all this told to us under the 36k bumper to bumper yet dealer is willing to charge me for the defective parts.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11241703
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1563163200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1564977600000-0400)/
VIN 1ftyr2zm5jk
Component Engine | structure:body
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 ford transit. When it rained, water leaked inside the engine compartment and damaged the components. When the contact started the vehicle, he heard an abnormal knocking noise. The contact also noticed that the separator from the top of the hood to the windshield had separated, allowing water to flow into the engine compartment. The contact even noticed that the roof inside the driver's side of the vehicle was wet and there was water on the floor. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 32,000.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11253257
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1566792000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1567634773000-0400)/
VIN 1fbax2cg9jk
Component Unknown or other
Regarding 2018 ford transit xlt 15 passenger with ecoboost engine. The factory installed air conditioning system does not have the capacity to cool down the van's cabin, in southern states like south florida, where the ambient temperature reaches 85+ degrees fahrenheit during a sunny day through most of the year, the vehicle's a/c system simply fails to properly cool down the cabin. Several cases have been opened with ford motor company, and the service department at the ford dealerships fail to even acknowledge the problem. They run their diagnostics tools, and all the components on the system are working as intended, except that it does not provides sufficient cold air to make the passengers safely and comfortably ride the van. Un fortunately, this is an issue that the owners don't discover until after they have purchased the vehicle and driven it for a while. Ford is not providing any solution whatsoever to the problem. And this issue may be affecting all owners of the same vehicle with similar trims and specs. Additional testing and certification of the issue by independent certified vehicle a/c technicians and engineers are being gathered. Further legal action may follow.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11365124
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1577941200000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1603080000000-0400)/
VIN 1ftyr2cg3jk
Component Seat belts | structure:body
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 ford transit van. The contact stated that the shoulder harness was improperly mounted to the seat an not to the a-pillar. The contact stated that design failed to allow the passenger to exit the vehicle quickly in the likelihood there was an emergency. Gaudin ford (6625 roy horn way, las vegas, nv 89118, (888) 301-4776) contacted the designer of the conversion van and stated the contact's concern. The designer and the manufacturer refused to acknowledge the issue. He vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 9,500.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11376453
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1604203200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1606424159000-0500)/
VIN 1fbzx2ym2jk
Component Electrical system | exterior lighting | unknown or other
Sliding door sensor indicating door open is malfunctioning i started moving vehicle not knowing door is open
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11383558
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1608008400000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1608069512000-0500)/
VIN 1fbzx2ym4jk
Component Fuel/propulsion system | structure:body
Fuel door broken at upper hinge. Very common part failure ford will not acknowledge.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11385232
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1588651200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1609131600000-0500)/
VIN 1fdbw5pv4jk
Component Engine | fuel/propulsion system
Diesel engine fails catastrophically on highway in motion--first a blown piston at 78k miles, turbo failed within 5k miles of engine. Prior to these failures, both this truck and it's twin(bought identically together) developed leaks in the radiators...same location. The sister truck is now at a ford dealer with a blown engine
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11386170
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1607317200000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1609635553000-0500)/
VIN 1ftyr2cm8jk
Component Structure:body
This vehicles are built with two went opening on top of the engine hood. This went openings are for heat system to suck the air in for heating or defrosting. Problem with this openings they are getting blocked with snow or ice in snowy weather and aren't allowing enough air to enter in to a vehicle to heat it. You can solve this turning the switch to interior circulation but at that time on this option defrost future going out and there is no way to defrost windows basically if the went outside on top of the hood frozen or blocked with snow. This creates dangerous driving conditions. I realize this in the last big snow storm on northeast where we got lot of snow. Company like ford motor should not missed something like that.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11405673
Manufacturer Ford motor company
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1617076800000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1617145059000-0400)/
VIN 1fbax2cm9jk
Component Power train
Multiple occurrences after traveling at full speed on us hwy 76and then slowing down or when coming to a stop, the vehicle autonomously makes one or more very hard downshifts. It is enough to unexpectedly propel the occupants forward in their seats/seatbelts. After hearing about the possible reopening of the f150 recall and reading about other transit vans having the same problem, i felt that i should make you aware of the issue. thanks, charles h raby 80 deerfield dr clayton, ga 30525 706-490-0748
ProductType Vehicle

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