Haynes can help you save money throughout your vehicle ownership experience. We can tell you what problems the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 is known to suffer, and we can show you how to diagnose and solve them. And if you already own a Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017, Haynes can help you with the service, maintenance and repair of it using a Haynes Manual or Autofix, so there’s no need for you to incur the expense of a garage visit.
The Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 also has problems that include an issue with the cooling fan system, damaged turbocharger actuator connectors and gearbox synchromesh failure. However, this article will explain the causes of these issues, and how a home mechanic can fix the problems at home, thereby saving serious money with Haynes.
So we’re here to offer advice, data and help as you do it yourself with Haynes.
What recalls has the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 been subject to?
The Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 has fallen foul of the dreaded manufacturer recall only three times in its life. The first was for a left-side seatbelt height adjuster bolt that hadn’t been tightened enough. The second concerned an incorrect positive dual battery cable.
The final recall concerned the run-on water pump, which could overheat.
The good news is that these issues should have been sorted by a dealer, but if not you can either take it to the dealer for a free fix, or do it yourself. The seatbelt height adjuster is easy to get to when you follow the procedure in the relevant Haynes manual, and the run-on water pump fix entails a simple fuse swap, from a 15A fuse to a 7.5A item.
The battery cable repair simply requires you to swap the faulty cable for a new one.
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What common problems does the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 have?
Some versions of the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 have been known to suffer a loose additional bolt in the electric power steering system.
Some 2.0 TDCi models have had an issue with poor performance, which is traced to a faulty turbocharger actuator.
The 2.0 TDCi has also been known to suffer an issue where the engine fails to respond when the accelerator is pressed. This is due to chafed insulation on the wiring from the accelerator position sensor, and is a comparatively easy fix once found.
However, it’s easy to solve common Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 problems such as these by using the with the Haynes Transit Custom 2013-2017 Manual or Autofix.
Does the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 have steering problems?
Some versions of the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 have a fault with their electric power steering system. A loose bolt has been found in the system, and the only solution is to replace the steering gear. If you’re confident, this is an issue that can be carried out at home by following the appropriate procedures contained within your Haynes manual.
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Does the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 have cooling problems?
It isn’t unknown for some examples of the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 to suffer an overheating issue. This is caused by the fuse for the cooling fan being of an incorrect spec. This fuse then blows under minor load, rendering the cooling fan inoperative.
The solution is to replace the relevant 20A fuse with a replacement 30A fuse, a task that is easily accomplished by following the relevant procedure in the Haynes Transit Custom 2013-2017 Manual or Autofix.
Does the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 have transmission problems?
There have been reports of some version of the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 having a gearbox issue. The problem manifests itself when the gearbox drops from first gear into neutral, and when it pops out of second gear into neutral.
The fault is with the synchroniser on first and second gears.
Your Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 Haynes Manual covers removal and refitting of the transmission, and Ford provides a repair kit (part number 1852724) for those with the knowledge to repair the gearbox itself.
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Does the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 have remote key problems?
Some owners of the Ford Transit Custom 2013-2017 have reported sudden failure of the remote ‘plipper’ key. The source of the issue is almost always a depleted battery in the key, and it’s easy to swap. The procedure is covered by the relevant Haynes Manual.
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