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Safety & Security

Safety is everything with the Transit Custom. In fact, it was the first vehicle of its type to achieve a maximum 5-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. It was also the first of its type to receive Euro NCAP Advanced awards. Only the most innovative safety technologies are recognised in this way.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current UK specifications.

Transit Custom - Keep your trailer safely in line

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.

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.

Transit Custom - Traction control for maximum grip
Euro NCAP logo

5-star safety

As proof of its ability to protect you and your passengers, this vehicle has been awarded a 5-star rating by Euro NCAP.

Stay in control whatever the conditions

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

Transit Custom ESP helps you stay in control
Transit Custom demonstrating Roll Stability Control

Continuous protection against rolling over

Ford’s unique roll-rate sensor helps the Roll Stability Control system to keep the tyres grounded, specifically under conditions where there’s a high centre of gravity and when driving through off-camber turns.

Advanced systems for more controlled braking

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution combine to ensure that your braking is more controlled.

Transit Custom Safer braking
Transit Custom - Extra power for emergency braking

Extra power for emergency braking

Emergency Brake Assist 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.

A warning behind when you brake sharply

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

Transit Custom Emergency brake light
Transit Custom Enhanced airbag system

Enhanced airbag system

The Transit Custom is available with curtain, driver, passenger and side airbags and an improved activation system.

An advanced key fob makes central locking twice as secure

A new advanced flip-key fob makes the Transit Custom doubly difficult to steal, as the transmitter within it has two channels – which means the key is virtually impossible for a thief to scan or copy. This rechargeable fob is also tamper and water-proof to withstand the stresses and strains of everyday use.

Transit Custom - Advanced key fob for secure central locking
Transit Custom - Two high level alarm options

Two high-level alarm options

An optional perimeter alarm protects your vehicle by sounding if the doors or bonnet are opened by force. For even more protection (and deterrence) choose a Thatcham Category 1 alarm. This sophisticated system automatically arms itself when you lock the vehicle and sounds a powerful alarm if triggered by forced entry, the vehicle being lifted, or if the motion sensors pick up any movement inside.

Anti-tamper door locks

All door locks are protected by anti-tamper shielding designed to prevent them being broken by force.

Transit Custom - Anti-tamper door locks
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