Intended primarily for commercial use, this tall van is based on the Focus and was designed by Ford of Europe. It packs an impressive amount of room inside a small footprint. It steers nicely and has a commanding driving position. The tall body, low floor, and sliding doors on each side provide easy access.
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    There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

    Reliability

    We expect the 2022 Transit Connect to have about average reliability when compared to other new cars. This prediction is based on Ford's brand history.

    Overall Reliability
    The 2012 Ford Transit Connect has been recalled 1 time by NHTSA. View Recalls

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    Recalls
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    Aug 02, 2012
    If the wiper arm detaches, the windshield wiper will fail and the driver's visibility may be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Transit Connect vehicles. The wiper arms may not be adequately riveted resulting in incomplete or inconsistent clearing of the windshield and possible detachment of the wiper arm.
    What should you do:
    Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger side wiper arm and blade assemblies, free of charge. The safety recall began on August 15, 2012. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332.
    For more information:
    Ford's recall campaign number is 12S36.Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V374000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 16330
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