Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Transit Connect


Vehicles Affected: Nearly 370 model-year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans manufactured between March 1, 2014, and May 15, 2014

The Problem: The affected vehicles may have a brake reservoir cap that does not have the required text advising owners which brake fluid the vehicle uses. This could result in someone adding the wrong brake fluid, causing damage to the brake system seals and, in turn, brake fluid leaks; this could lengthen stopping distances and increase the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Ford notified owners on July 14, and dealers will replace the brake reservoir cap with the correct one for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Ford at 800-392-3673, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | August 25, 2014 | Comments (1)

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: First Drive


New cars are expensive these days, there's just no getting around it. If you have a family to feed and a budget to keep, affording a new people mover to cart around your brood can be increasingly difficult. Ford thinks it has an interesting option for buyers who need the space and functionality of a minivan, but can't afford minivan prices.

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The new 2014 Transit Connect Wagon is the second generation of Ford's front-wheel-drive compact commercial van. Unlike the previous generation, Ford is trying a new tack with this version. While a cargo van version caters to the commercial market for delivery duty or small business use, the passenger-carrying wagon version will be marketed to retail customers as an alternative, less-expensive, fewer-frills "unminivan." How is this going to work?

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2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: She Said, She Said

The 2014 Transit Connect Wagon is not a minivan, according to Ford, but this people mover certainly has many of the features of one: a low step-in height, sliding doors and seating for seven in the long-wheelbase version.

While at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Family writers Carrie Kim, a mom of one, and BreAnn Ahara, a mom of three, checked out the Transit Connect Wagon and came away with differing opinions on whether it will work well for families.

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Carrie Kim: I know I'm definitely in the minority of most moms, but I'd rock a Ford Transit Connect Wagon. Seriously, I would. I'm not asking for one for Christmas or anything, but if I needed to transport people with a lot of stuff, I think it would work. And by work, I mean not only well, but comfortably and efficiently, too.

BreAnn Ahara: Yes, Carrie, you are definitely in the minority. I don't understand where Ford is going with this wagon. As a minivan-loving mom who favors function over form, you couldn't pay me to drive around in that thing. Wait. Scratch that, you probably could pay me ... and considering that the only people up to this point that I've seen driving around in the Transit Connect are the local ADT reps, apparently that's true for most.

By Carrie Kim | December 4, 2012 | Comments (4)

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: Up Close


It ain't pretty, but the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon may be able to fill a void in the passenger-car marketplace with its spacious interior, room for seven and promising 30-plus mpg estimates with an optional engine. Most widely known as a commercial workhorse van, this second-generation people-carrying Transit Connect Wagon is far from just a commercial van with extra seating.

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Inside, the cabin feels like a modern Ford passenger vehicle, with the looks and features you’d expect to find in a family hauler. There's overhead storage up front and available overhead storage in the rear rows, flat-folding second and third rows in seven-passenger models, and a liftgate – dual side-hinged cargo doors are available. MyFord Touch and voice-activated Sync are available features, as well as a panoramic roof, leather seating and heated seats.

By Joe Bruzek | November 29, 2012 | Comments (4)

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Ford introduced an all-new cargo van for 2014, and reviewer Joe Bruzek takes a look at the passenger variant of the Ford Transit Connect. Available in short- or long-wheelbase form, the Transit Connect Wagon seats up to seven and gets a class-leading 30 mpg thanks to an optional EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. This isn’t just a commercial van with seats in it; the Transit Connect Wagon offers plenty of storage — a generous 100 cubic feet of cargo volume with the seats folded flat — and luxury features like heated leather seats, a panoramic roof and MyFord Touch.

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The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is set to go on sale in late 2013. Check out the video below.
By Robby DeGraff | November 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon: First Look


  • Competes with: Minivans and larger vans like the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Nissan NV passenger van
  • Looks like: Minivans may be out, but Ford’s all-in with another seven-passenger people mover
  • Drivetrain: 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an optional turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder
  • Hits dealerships: Late 2013 

Ford may have gotten out of the minivan segment years ago, but it's still solidly in the people-mover market. Its Transit Connect van lineup is growing to include a new seven-passenger version.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 13, 2012 | Comments (14)

Ford's Cargo Van Gets an Extreme Makeover


You see them at convention centers, airports, hotels, resorts and spas. Your mechanic, cable guy and even your favorite band will probably pull up in one. Even America's celebrities get carted around in them on movie sets; and, if you're unfortunate enough, it'll be your police wagon on your way to jail.

Of course, we're talking about the Ford E-Series (formerly called the Econoline/Club Wagon). The E-Series, which is by far the best-selling full-size cargo van, is due for a complete overhaul. When the new model goes on sale here later this year, it will adopt a much more international look and get a new name: behold the 2014 Ford Transit.

By Colin Bird | September 13, 2012 | Comments (8)

Ford's Transit Connect Gets a New Look

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After more than a decade, an all-new Ford Transit Connect is coming to Europe and the U.S., according to

The Transit Connect was one of the first globally sourced Ford vehicles announced under CEO Alan Mulally's "One Ford" strategy. The small van, which is manufactured in Turkey, was already pretty old by the time it reached U.S. shores in 2009; it was originally conceived in 2002.

The new model looks more aerodynamic compared with the slab-sided version we have now. Ford says the Transit Connect will get a more carlike interior, too, though pictures weren’t available.

Ford says the North American market will get a range of gasoline powertrains with the Transit Connect. Right now, it is powered by a sole 2.0-liter inline-four. No word yet if the Ford Transit Connect Electric will make it here when the model is redesigned.

The new Transit Connect is expected to hit the U.S. by the end of 2013.

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