I just experienced this for the first time the other day. It started working again after about an hour and about 50 lock/unlock cycles, pushing the tab down, working the inside door handle, pushing the button back down, over and over. Then tried the power unlock and it worked okay again. Hopefully it doesn’t come back!
I had to apologize to my wife because she was getting in to drive and I couldn’t open the passenger door and I thought she was playing with me…….ooooops
T150 & T250 effectively replaced E150 & E250 which is why Ford felt the E Series was in no man’s land
especially after customers eagerly embraced Transit. T150 up exceed upper weight limit for CAFE
but the was also a significant upgrade to heavy duty fuel efficiency improvement (10%?) which the
E150 would struggle to get…it was something along those lines - the Transit was more efficient.
The issue with Transit Custom was that it fell in CAFE Territory and had higher pricing that TC,
North American competition for it was scarce on the ground because no one wanted the ‘tweeter.
From my understanding, part of the reason why the Transit Connect was brought into the US market was the smaller E-150/250s was in a no mans land with its overall size with the then new CAFE regs going into effect a few years ago. It would have gotten hit by gas guzzler taxes. That is why the Transit is significantly larger in length vs the outgoing E-150/250.
Initially at least, I don’t see much direct competition between present RWD larger ICE Transit and any size of FWD PHEV Transit Custom with much smaller 4-cylinder engine, less room, and much lower tow rating. That could change of course depending on what Ford does or plans to do with future full-size Transit in North America. A hybrid or PHEV variant of existing NA Transit would compete more directly with PHEV Transit Custom.
In my opinion the risk is of EV Transit Custom competing more directly with present NA E-Transit.
Of course but my point was the amazingly low price of Maverick compared to Bronco Sport and Escape,
the EB is replaces larger atmo engine like a V6 /V8 that’s impractical under CAFE /C2 design/ just don’t want to do.
Not apologising for Ford here - I’m shocked that it took them so long to figure out an affordable compact pickup,
that everything doesn’t have to be an either/or choice, they forgot all about how to make affordable derivatives……
The reason Ford was testing the smallest Transit Custom was as a replacement for Transit Connect,
it makes sense to offer a roomy van that’s not much bigger than the LWB TC, things that buyers want?
If that’s so, then North America May just import ones that don’t compete with RWD Transit.
Not to mention if they're trying to improve their quality/reliability, moving away from ecoboost would certainly help. I've always admired the power of ecoboost motors, but doubt I'll ever own one. I don't know if there are any EB motors that have a reputation for being rock solid, I've heard the 2.7 is generally pretty solid, I haven't heard really anything about the 3.0, good or bad. Everything else seems to be riddled with long term reliability concerns.
I tend to stick with duratec, those engines always seem solid. Both our 3.5, and the 2.5 in our maverick.
It will be very interesting to see if Ford backs off that position as (or if) hybrids become much more common. To combine the very best of ICE and electrification, I believe vehicles will rely more on high-power electric motors for performance, with ICE needing to contribute less of peak power and torque, hence making EcoBoost less of an added value.