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2020 Ford Transit models recalled due to suspension fault

Ford Australia has issued a recall of 344 examples of the 2020 Transit and Transit Custom van (MY20) due to the potential for a suspension arm joint to break. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says a fractured lower control arm joint may separate, resulting in the loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of an accident...

2017 Ford Transit models recalled due to electrical fault

Ford Australia has issued a recall of 2775 examples of the Transit Custom van with (2017 and 2019 model years, or MY17 to MY19 in Ford-speak), and 347 examples of the 2017 Transit (MY17), due to the potential for an electric water pump to overheat...

Ford creates in-car shields for Transit van to help fight coronavirus

A range of clear plastic protective shields have been launched for the Ford Transit in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Released by Ford of Europe, the PVC shields are designed to supplement personal protective equipment for occupants of Ford Transit vans and buses...

Ford Transit van gets Ranger Raptor grille but not the performance

Ford of Europe has brought some Ranger Raptor design flare to the front end of a new series of Transit vans – but, unfortunately, these models are unlikely for Australia even though they are made in same factory in Turkey where we source our vehicles. The new "lifestyle" versions of Ford's delivery van are the Transit Custom Active, Transit Custom Trail and Transit Trail...

Ford Transit electric van program expanded, in US by 2022

The already announced battery electric Ford Transit van due in Europe from next year will additionally be built and sold in the US from 2022, the Blue Oval brand confirmed today. It will join the promised electric F-150 pickup truck and the already-revealed Mustang Mach-E in Ford’s growing EV range, which will from there be expanded by additional Ford vehicles based on platforms licensed from Volkswagen (MEB) and Rivian, into which Ford invested $US500m...

Ford Europe approves the use of vegetable oil as fuel in its Transit vans

Ford has taken another step towards sustainability by approving the use of the biofuel Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in a select number of its new Transit vans in Europe. HVO is a high-quality renewable diesel fuel made from vegetable oils and animal fats that is colourless, odourless and can technically be used in all diesel engines...

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2020 Ford Transit pricing and specs

The plus-sized Ford Transit van has picked up some upgrades in return for a $1000 price increase, following a similar suite of tweaks for the smaller and more popular Transit Custom. Vital driver-assistance safety tech such as autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam activation, traffic sign recognition, lane-departure warning and lane keeping aids, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert (not on the cab chassis), are all standard...

Ford 'stop sale' on 2.0-litre turbo diesel continues, no word when it will be lifted

Ford Australia does not know how long it will take to fix a problem with more than 2000 vehicles equipped with single-turbo and twin-turbo versions of its 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine – including some versions of the Ranger ute (pictured)...

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Ford Transit EV set for 2021 launch

Ford will launch its all-electric Transit van in 2021, as it looks to ramp up its footprint in the world of electrified vehicles. Announced at an event in Amsterdam overnight, the plug-in Transit will go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter and Volkswagen e-Crafter. At least, it will in Europe...