2019 Ford Transit Cargo Van Safety and Reliability

Ford Transit Cargo Van Reliability Rating

2019 Transit Cargo Van Safety

The NHTSA rated the Transit Cargo Van four out of five in its frontal barrier crash test. No other tests were performed by the NHTSA. The IIHS has not evaluated the Ford Transit.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2019 Transit Cargo Van Key Safety Features

The Ford Transit features the bare minimum safety features in its standard offering. These comprise of four airbags (dual front and front side), a rearview camera with trailer hitch assist, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, side-wind stabilization, a center high-mount stop lamp, and an SOS post-crash alert system. Optional add-ons include a back-up alarm, a perimeter alarm, reverse park sensors, lane-keeping assist driver alert, a SecuriLock anti-theft system, MyKey technology, and trailer sway control.

Ford Transit Cargo Van Trims150250350350 HD
Back-Up CameraSSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/AN/AN/AN/A
Rear Parking AidOOOO
Blind Spot MonitorN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lane Departure WarningOOOO
Lane Keeping AssistN/AN/AN/AN/A
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSN/A
Brake AssistSSSS
Stability ControlSSSS
Traction ControlSSSS

2019 Transit Cargo Van Reliability

The Ford Transit is a hardy and reliable work van. It received a few complaints in 2015/16 but has maintained a mostly spotless reputation since. There were minor recalls in 2019 for faulty seats that might not maintain position during a crash, minor recalls in 2017/18 for defective trailer tow modules that may allow water to enter the system, and a serious recall in 2017 for driveshaft coupling failure. Ford offers a 36,000 mile/36 month bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 60,000-mile/60-month powertrain warranty, and 60,000-mile/60-month roadside assistance.


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
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