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Mr Rick Shirran

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08.11.2007

Advantages:
very comfortable to drive and a diesel engine that is truly quiet

Disadvantages:
problematic diesel pumps resulting in hefty repair bills

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i bought a 53 plate Ford Transit diesel van with 15000 on the clock and 7 months warranty remaining. Having owned every model transit since there inception , and having no serious problems with any of them, other than cam belts starter motors etc, i decided the new shape transit seemed the best ever........ Oh.oh, not to be. 2 years on and at 32.000 miles my beloved transit shuddered to a halt. After calling out the A.A., the diagnosis was a burnt out module on the diesel pump, commanding a bill of £1200.00, ouch!. 9 miles later and same scenario, van at the kerbside and the A.A. telling me the injectors were air-locked. The cause of air in the diesel lines was traced to the diesel oil filter housing unit ,resulting in a further bill of £150.00. These repairs were carried out by an expert on diesel pumps and stories told of these problems being very commonplace. I think its disgusting that this problem is very common with the Ford Transit diesel (2000 onwards) and that no recalls were ordered when the problem came to light, then again their sales of replacement diesel pumps going through the roof must be a give away. My conclusion to this story is that although in my opinion the transit remains an excellent van, its reliabilty is slightly suspect and expensive .

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Bens__mummy 11.11.2007 01:46

Good review but could do with some more info to gain higher ratings. Take a look at other reviews to get an idea of the level of info that is needed to gain higher ratings. ~ Em. x

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