Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2020 Transit Connect are official communications between Ford & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

    STEERING

    • TSB #SSM 48233

      Date Announced:
      OCT 02, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167195

      Some 2019-2020 Transit Connect vehicles built on or after 28-May-2018 may exhibit lack of power steering assist with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) U0131 present and a loss of communication with the power steering control module (PSCM), ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48205

      Date Announced:
      SEP 18, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10165687

      Some 2019-2020 Transit Connect vehicles built on or after 28-May-2018 may experience a lack of power steering assist or a power steering fault in the message center at start up which may occur after a discharged battery. Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE

    • TSB #SSM 48357

      Date Announced:
      NOV 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168814

      Some 2019-2020 Transit Connect vehicles built on 28-May-2018 and through 03-Oct-2019 may exhibit the park aid intermittently inoperative and/or an intermittent park aid fault. This may be due to a parking aid module (PAM) software issue. Read More »

    PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL:LINKAGE AND CABLE

    • TSB #TSB 20-2047

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171865

      Some 2013-2020 Transit Connect vehicles built on or after 1-Jan-2013 may exhibit a condition where either section of the second row seat is stuck or difficult to fold or unfold. Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #SSM 49085

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179344

      Some 2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a TCU may exhibit incomplete user authorization, no authorization pop-up on the SYNC infotainment system, vehicle connectivity concerns, vehicle location disabled message and/or various ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #SSM 49210

      Date Announced:
      SEP 25, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180428

      Some 2009-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with turbochargers may exhibit an oil leak from the turbocharger oil supply or return tubes, O-rings or 6.7L pedestal gasket. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #TSB 21-2033

      Date Announced:
      MAR 10, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10189767

      Some 2013-2016 Fusion, 2013-2018 C-MAX, 2013-2019 Escape, 2014-2021 Transit Connect, and 2015-2018 Edge vehicles may indicate an incorrect shifter lever position. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49345

      Date Announced:
      NOV 18, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183392

      Some 2020 Edge/Nautilus/Escape/Corsair/Transit Connect vehicles with and 8F35/8F40 transmission built on or before 30-Sep-2020 may exhibit an illuminated powertrain malfunction (wrench) indicator with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0741 ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48579

      Date Announced:
      FEB 24, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171966

      Some 2018-2020 vehicles equipped with the 8F24, 8F35, 8F40, or 8F57 transmissions may have a trace amount of transmission fluid in the main control electrical connector. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 19-2386

      Date Announced:
      DEC 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169847

      Some 2019-2020 Edge/Nautilus/Transit Connect and 2020 Escape/Corsair vehicles equipped with a 8F35 transmission may exhibit an illuminated malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) with diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0766 stored in the powertrain ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48423

      Date Announced:
      DEC 20, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169986

      Some 2015-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles may exhibit an illuminated MIL with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0011, P0012, P0014, P0015, P0016, P0017, P0018, P0019, P0021, P0022, P0024 and/or P0025. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #SSM 49690

      Date Announced:
      MAR 25, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10189581

      For 2018-2021 EcoSport/Expedition/Navigator, 2019-2021 Ranger/Transit Connect, 2020-2021 Escape/Explorer/SuperDuty/Transit/Aviator/Corsair, 2021 Bronco Sport/F-150/Mustang/Mach-E the Workshop Manual (WSM) diagnostics may direct to replace ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49406

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10184640

      Some 2018 Focus, 2019 Fiesta, 2019-2020 Transit, 2019-2020 Transit Connect, and 2020 EcoSport vehicles may exhibit a concern where the radio randomly seeks through FM stations when a Bluetooth device is connected and streaming audio. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49390

      Date Announced:
      DEC 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10184632

      Some 2019-2020 Transit Connect vehicles built on or before 29-Jun-2020 may have a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) U0151 stored in the SYNC Module (Accessory Protocol Interface Module). Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 20-2363

      Date Announced:
      OCT 20, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10181924

      Some 2019 MKZ, 2019-2020 EcoSport/Mustang/Continental/Fusion/F-150/Transit Connect/Ranger/Edge/Nautilus and 2020 Escape/Corsair/Aviator/Explorer/Expedition/Navigator/F-Super Duty vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience various SYNC ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 20-2301

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180340

      Some 2019 MKZ, 2019-2020 Mustang/Continental/Fusion/F-150/Transit Connect/ Ranger/Edge/Nautilus and 2020 Escape/Corsair/Aviator/Explorer/Expedition/ Navigator/F-Super Duty vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience various SYNC performance ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 20-2259

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179121

      Some 2019 MKZ, 2019-2020 Mustang/Continental/Fusion/F-150/Transit Connect/ Ranger/Edge/Nautilus and 2020 Escape/Corsair/Aviator/Explorer/Expedition/ Navigator/F-Super Duty vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience various SYNC performance ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49084

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179334

      Some 2017-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a TCU may exhibit inoperative remote features via Ford Pass/Lincoln Way mobile app , incomplete user authorization and/or no modem electronic serial number (ESN) displayed. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49085

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179344

      Some 2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a TCU may exhibit incomplete user authorization, no authorization pop-up on the SYNC infotainment system, vehicle connectivity concerns, vehicle location disabled message and/or various ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48908

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177042

      Some 2016-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a SYNC 3 Touchscreen may experience the volume control unresponsive from the Front Control Interface Module (FCIM) and steering volume controls when using Apple Car Play. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48619

      Date Announced:
      MAR 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172972

      SSM 48619 - Various Vehicles - Perimeter Alarm Armed And Original Vehicle Keys Cannot Be Accessed to Enter Vehicle - CAN Protection Strategy Some 2013-2016 Model Year Vehicles may exhibit a concern in which the Perimeter Alarm is ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48618

      Date Announced:
      MAR 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172957

      SSM 48618 - 2020 Various Vehicles - Equipped With SYNC 3 - Unable To Schedule Remote Start Using Fordpass Or Lincolnway Applications Some 2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles may exhibit a symptom of no ability to schedule a remote start ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48558

      Date Announced:
      FEB 18, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172019

      SSM 48558 - 2017-2020 Various Vehicles Equipped With Telematics Control Unit (TCU) - Various FordPass/LincolnWay Mobile App Concerns Some 2017-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a TCU may exhibit inoperative remote features via ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48551

      Date Announced:
      FEB 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171954

      SSM 48551 - 2020 Various Vehicles Equipped With SYNC 3 Various SYNC Performance Related Concerns Some 2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit various performance related concerns such as: intermittent frozen or ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48552

      Date Announced:
      FEB 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171955

      SSM 48552 - 2020 Various Vehicles - Equipped With SYNC 3 - System Stating "In Michigan" When Using Push To Talk Navigation Some 2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit the infotainment system stating in ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48468

      Date Announced:
      JAN 20, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170929

      Some 2020 Escape/Corsair, Edge, Explorer, Fusion, Ranger, Transit Connect Vehicles equipped with a TCU may exhibit a "Battery Backup Component Failure" message in the cluster. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48443

      Date Announced:
      JAN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170921

      Some 2019-2020 Transit Connect vehicles may exhibit an inoperative electrical AC power outlet socket built on or after 28-May-2018. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48444

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170922

      Some 2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles may exhibit a symptom of no ability to schedule a remote start event using the FordPass or Lincolnway app. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48405

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169945

      Some 2018-2020 Transit Connect vehicles built on or after 27-Sep-2018 may exhibit a customer symptom of a wireless charging system that appears inoperative. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48357

      Date Announced:
      NOV 26, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10168814

      Some 2019-2020 Transit Connect vehicles built on 28-May-2018 and through 03-Oct-2019 may exhibit the park aid intermittently inoperative and/or an intermittent park aid fault. This may be due to a parking aid module (PAM) software issue. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    • TSB #SSM 49284

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10181913

      Some 2018-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with TCU and WiFi Hotspot, May display Vehicle Hotspot feature not enabled on this vehicle when attempting to enter the Hotspot menu. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 20-2301

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180340

      Some 2019 MKZ, 2019-2020 Mustang/Continental/Fusion/F-150/Transit Connect/ Ranger/Edge/Nautilus and 2020 Escape/Corsair/Aviator/Explorer/Expedition/ Navigator/F-Super Duty vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience various SYNC performance ... Read More »

    VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB 20-2382

      Date Announced:
      NOV 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183416

      Some 2014-2020 Transit Connect vehicles built on/or after 01-Feb-2013 may exhibit water dripping into the passenger front footwell. Read More »

    WHEELS:HUBCAP/COVER

    • TSB #TSB 20-2047

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171865

      Some 2013-2020 Transit Connect vehicles built on or after 1-Jan-2013 may exhibit a condition where either section of the second row seat is stuck or difficult to fold or unfold. Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #TSB 20-2047

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171865

      Some 2013-2020 Transit Connect vehicles built on or after 1-Jan-2013 may exhibit a condition where either section of the second row seat is stuck or difficult to fold or unfold. Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB 20-2301

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10180340

      Some 2019 MKZ, 2019-2020 Mustang/Continental/Fusion/F-150/Transit Connect/ Ranger/Edge/Nautilus and 2020 Escape/Corsair/Aviator/Explorer/Expedition/ Navigator/F-Super Duty vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience various SYNC performance ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #SSM 49747

      Date Announced:
      APR 22, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10191099

      Some 2018 Focus, 2019 Fiesta, 2019-2020 Transit and 2019-2020 Transit Connect vehicles may exhibit a concern where the radio randomly seeks through FM stations when a Bluetooth device is connected and streaming audio. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49426

      Date Announced:
      JAN 05, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10186563

      Some 2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles may exhibit the vehicle locator feature display the vehicle location incorrectly when using the Ford Pass/Lincoln Way mobile app. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49406

      Date Announced:
      DEC 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10184640

      Some 2018 Focus, 2019 Fiesta, 2019-2020 Transit, 2019-2020 Transit Connect, and 2020 EcoSport vehicles may exhibit a concern where the radio randomly seeks through FM stations when a Bluetooth device is connected and streaming audio. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49390

      Date Announced:
      DEC 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10184632

      Some 2019-2020 Transit Connect vehicles built on or before 29-Jun-2020 may have a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) U0151 stored in the SYNC Module (Accessory Protocol Interface Module). Read More »

    • TSB #TSB 20-2259

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179121

      Some 2019 MKZ, 2019-2020 Mustang/Continental/Fusion/F-150/Transit Connect/ Ranger/Edge/Nautilus and 2020 Escape/Corsair/Aviator/Explorer/Expedition/ Navigator/F-Super Duty vehicles with SYNC 3 may experience various SYNC performance ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 49085

      Date Announced:
      AUG 12, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179344

      Some 2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a TCU may exhibit incomplete user authorization, no authorization pop-up on the SYNC infotainment system, vehicle connectivity concerns, vehicle location disabled message and/or various ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48908

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10177042

      Some 2016-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a SYNC 3 Touchscreen may experience the volume control unresponsive from the Front Control Interface Module (FCIM) and steering volume controls when using Apple Car Play. Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48579

      Date Announced:
      FEB 24, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10171966

      Some 2018-2020 vehicles equipped with the 8F24, 8F35, 8F40, or 8F57 transmissions may have a trace amount of transmission fluid in the main control electrical connector. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #SSM 48444

      Date Announced:
      JAN 13, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170922

      Some 2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles may exhibit a symptom of no ability to schedule a remote start event using the FordPass or Lincolnway app. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #SSM 48864

      Date Announced:
      JUN 02, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176933

      Some 2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with SYNC 3 may exhibit the infotainment system stating in Michigan when trying to select a point of interest using the push to talk feature on the navigation system. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #SSM 49284

      Date Announced:
      OCT 26, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10181913

      Some 2018-2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with TCU and WiFi Hotspot, May display Vehicle Hotspot feature not enabled on this vehicle when attempting to enter the Hotspot menu. Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #SSM 48649

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172988

      SSM 48649 - 2020 Various Vehicles - Equipped With Telematics Control Unit (TCU) - Incomplete User Authorization, Vehicle Connectivity/Location And/Or FordPass/LincolnWay Concerns Some 2020 Ford and Lincoln vehicles equipped with a TCU ... Read More »

    • TSB #SSM 48619

      Date Announced:
      MAR 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172972

      SSM 48619 - Various Vehicles - Perimeter Alarm Armed And Original Vehicle Keys Cannot Be Accessed to Enter Vehicle - CAN Protection Strategy Some 2013-2016 Model Year Vehicles may exhibit a concern in which the Perimeter Alarm is ... Read More »