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Safety and Security

With a comprehensive line-up of safety and security technologies, the New Ford Transit Connect is designed to protect you, your passengers and your belongings. Some technologies, including Pre-Collisision Assist with Pedestrian Recognition, and Emergency Brake Assist, help to reduce the severity of an accident should one occur. Other technologies, such as anti-tamper door locks and a Thatcham Category 1 Alarm, help to keep your valuables as safe as possible.

Ford Transit in front of zebra crossing with pedestrian

A system that can help protect pedestrians

Pre-Collision Assist detects vehicles and pedestrians in the road ahead, or who could cross the vehicle’s path, and warns you of their presence. If you don’t respond, the system automatically applies the brakes. This technology is designed to help reduce the severity of accidents, or help avoid them altogether, and functions at speeds of up to 80km/h (50 mph). (option)

Enhanced stability in difficult driving conditions

Electronic Stability Control constantly monitors your vehicle’s progress. It senses when it’s losing grip and automatically applies a braking pulse to individual wheels, helping to stabilise it. Using advanced sensors from the anti-lock braking and Traction Control System it monitors the behaviour of the vehicle.

Ford Transit with ESC diagram
Ford Transit driving net to glass building

Maximum grip with minimum effort

An advanced Traction Control System eliminates excessive wheelspin and gives you the best possible grip, performance and stability, just when you need it most. The system constantly monitors and adjusts the power delivered to the vehicle’s individual wheels ensuring maximum contact and grip when you’re accelerating.

Keeping your trailer safely in line

Trailer Sway Control detects ‘snaking’ or trailer sway and reduces your vehicle’s speed to help solve the problem, making towing more controlled. The system slows the vehicle down by reducing the engine’s torque and gradually increasing the brake pressure on all wheels.

Ford Transit Trailer Sway Control detail
Ford Transit behind red car with emergency brake assist indicators

Advanced systems for more controlled braking

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution combine to ensure that your braking is effective. Emergency Brake Assist also helps your vehicle achieve maximum braking effectiveness in an emergency situation. It’s controlled automatically via the Electronic Stability Control system, which senses how much pressure you’ve applied to the brake yourself and automatically increases it, if necessary. And if you brake heavily, the emergency brake light system flashes the brake lights to warn other drivers.

An early warning if a tyre is going flat

If it detects any of your tyres starting to lose pressure during your journey, the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System warns you by lighting up an icon on the instrument panel.

Ford Transit detail of tyre
Ford Transit with visible airbags

Enhanced airbag system

Transit Connect is available with curtain, driver, passenger and side airbags. Advanced sensors are also positioned at key points in the vehicle to ensure a swift and controlled response.

Never forget to wear your seatbelt

A driver’s seatbelt minder warns you if you ever forget to ‘buckle up’ and is fitted as standard on every model.

Ford Transit seat belt reminder logo
Ford Transit door lock detail

Remote Control Central Locking with Anti-tamper door locks

The New Transit Connect has remote control central door locking, which is more secure than ever. That’s because you can choose to open one individual door while the other doors stay securely locked, until you activate a switch on the driver’s door. This same switch controls the locking and unlocking of all the vehicle’s doors. All door locks are protected by anti-tamper shielding designed to prevent them being broken by force.

Two high level alarm options

The New Transit Connect is available with an optional perimeter alarm system, which is set off if the doors or bonnet are opened by force. A more sophisticated Thatcham Category 1 alarm system is also available. This automatically arms itself when you lock the vehicle and a powerful alarm sounds if triggered by forced entry, the vehicle being lifted, or if the motion sensors pick up any movement inside.

An extra, independent back-up alarm

A battery back-up sounder is an additional, secondary alarm system that comes with the Thatcham alarm option. This sounds a siren when the alarm is triggered and because it has its own built-in power source, will activate even if someone disconnects the main vehicle battery.

Ford Transit with beepy lines around singling alarm
Ford Transit with emergency lights on

A warning behind when you brake sharply

The emergency brake light system flashes the brake lights to warn other drivers when you brake heavily.

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