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Thanks bif, when my Wagon gets here I will check it out with the dealer. And thanks for taking the lead on this major design defect.

Anyone else up for taking some photos?

Another water intrusion problem area someone mentioned is the fasteners holding the lower side panels onto the Transit's sides. Any water intrusion noticed from these (perhaps on the interior where the side walls meet the floor)? Anyone with a passenger Wagon notice the carpeting being wet in this area?

Apparently Sprinters also had this problem, and you would think that Ford would have ensured that the new Transits did not repeat the Sprinter's mistake.

Edit -- 6:23 PM EDT -- here are some posts about leaks at the marker lights above the headliner, sidewall decorative panel fasteners, and other areas:

Enterprise Rentals, Transit and Promaster

Enterprise Rentals, Transit and Promaster

Enterprise Rentals, Transit and Promaster

Edit -- 6:37 PM EDT -- window or weatherstripping leaks:

Leaking flip out window

Water Leak Top of Left Rear Door

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The saga continues- Just contacted by Fords regional rep., who shall remain nameless, saying she was sorry about my trouble with the Transit CONNECT!??!!, assuring me the 'engineers' are hot on the trail with a remedy in the offing.
Ford really needs to change the name of the smaller vehicle. Ford Buckboard or something.
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I keep mine in a garage so it stays dry, but I can see where some water has dripped onto the air filter housing.

What I don't understand is why in the world they designed it with the lid fitting inside the bottom instead of overlap the bottom to prevent this. Water has no where to go except in the filter box this way. Engineering 101 ??
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Ford really needs to change the name of the smaller vehicle. Ford Buckboard or something.
Agreed. I was at Weathertech Canada this morning inquiring about floor liners (great product) and no drill mudflaps. Very clearly told kid at the counter it is a Transit VAN, not a Connect. While looking out the window directly at my Transit, he says "Ya we got them for your Transit Connect". *Face slap*.

Tell people you replaced your long tall Sprinter with a Transit, and watch the furrowing of brows and smell the burnt toast of dummies trying to comprehend the concept of TWO different Transits.
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I keep mine in a garage so it stays dry, but I can see where some water has dripped onto the air filter housing.

What I don't understand is why in the world they designed it with the lid fitting inside the bottom instead of overlap the bottom to prevent this. Water has no where to go except in the filter box this way. Engineering 101 ??
Thanks for the specific problem ID!

Edit -- 8:55 PM EDT -- Actually the illustration from the owner's manual link I posted earlier shows what star gazer has said, although the illustration was not clear enough on its own to merit this conclusion IMO.

At the top right of p. 224, under point 3., is illustration E174669:

http://www.manualslib.com/manual/745...age=227#manual

[The illustration for the 3.5EB engine on the previous page is the same.]

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Ford really needs to change the name of the smaller vehicle. Ford Buckboard or something.
Agree 100%

In Europe Ford has at least 4 Transit vehicles I'm aware of. The van and Connect we have here, plus one in the middle (very nice size in my opinion) and another that is even smaller than our Connect.

Based on that I would not hold my breath for a name change; although I think it's as dumb as RAM having the ProMaster and ProMaster City. As I've stated before, giving the same name to vehicles that are based on completely different platforms and have nothing in common just causes confusion. Their marketing is either very wise or lacks imagination.

Perhaps if they spent more on engineering to prevent leaks then maybe they wouldn't have to spend as much on marketing to sell vehicles. It's a tough balance I know, but I lean more towards vehicles speaking for themselves.
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Any diesel owners reporting the same issue??
I checked ours today and it was dry. But, we haven't had much rain here in the past three months so who knows.

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Quick check in dry weather would be quart full of water in cowl with hood open. Readily apparent if leakage occurs. A simple but sobering test. Let us know how it goes....
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I don't own a Transit yet, so pardon my ignorance.

Are the air filter housings in the exact same location on the 3.5EB, 3.7, and diesel?

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A dealer actually posted something about this:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/13...r-sitting.html

Said Ford is working on a fix.
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