2023 Ford Transit Cargo Van Safety and Reliability

Ford Transit Cargo Van Reliability Rating

2023 Transit Cargo Van Safety

The Transit is a commercial vehicle and is therefore not subjected to crash testing by the IIHS or the NHTSA. However, the structurally similar passenger wagon has scored between three and four stars overall with the NHTSA, depending on the model. Its score in the frontal crash was a middling three stars.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 Transit Cargo Van Key Safety Features

A slew of standard and available safety features on the Transit make the van an impressive vehicle that offers some aids normally only seen on regular cars. Included with the cargo van are driver aids like a forward-collision warning with autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, a rearview camera with trailer-hitch assist, crosswind assist, hill-start assist, and post-collision braking. You also get a pair of frontal airbags and curtain airbags too. Optional features include trailer braking, rear park sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and a 360-degree camera.

Ford Transit Cargo Van Trims150250350350 HD
Back-Up CameraOOOO
Cross-Traffic AlertOOOO
Rear Parking AidOOOO
Blind Spot MonitorOOOO
Lane Departure WarningOOOO
Lane Keeping AssistOOOO
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorOOOO
Brake AssistN/AN/AN/AN/A
Stability ControlSSSS
Traction ControlSSSS

2023 Transit Cargo Van Reliability

The 2022 Transit has not yet been rated by J.D. Power for quality and reliability but it has been recalled once so far for a malfunctioning seat-belt locking retractor - a recall that also applies to the 2021 model. The 2020 model was recalled for four issues, these being an inoperative or distorted rear-view camera, side airbags that don't inflate properly, and two recalls for safety belts that fail to restrain occupants.

Ford offers three warranties with the sale of each new Transit: a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, five years/60,000 miles of powertrain coverage, and a five-year corrosion warranty. Roadside assistance is also included for the first five years or 60,000 miles of ownership, whichever comes first.


  • 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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