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Safety and Security

The New Transit has a range of sophisticated systems and advanced technologies designed to help safeguard its occupants and its cargo. Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses RADAR to help reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring. There’s also Roll Stability Control to keep you stable, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and state-of-the-art alarms to protect your van, cargo and tools.

Award-Winning Safety

Ford Transit and Transit Custom have been named two of the top-performing vans for active safety, in the Euro NCAP test of Europe’s 19 best-selling vans.

In tests that represented daily real-world work. Transit and Transit Custom earned Gold and Silver respectively. Transit’s Traffic Sign Recognition recorded the only perfect score in the entire event. Euro NCAP recognised Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist technology with Pedestrian Detection as a clear class-leading feature.

All of Transit’s safety features are designed and scrutinised to deliver this top-level service, helping to keep you, your cargo and other road users safe and your business on the road.

(Some driver assist technology features are available as options at additional cost)


A system that can help prevent collisions and protect pedestrians

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses radar and camera technology to scan the road ahead. If a collision risk with a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist is detected, it’ll then provide you with a warning. If you don’t respond in time, the system can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of, or even eliminate, some frontal collisions.

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.

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An early warning if a tyre is going flat

If any of your tyres starts to lose pressure during your journey, the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System warns you immediately if there’s a puncture by lighting up an icon on the instrument panel.

Control features that adapt to your load

Load Adaptive Control adjusts the Electronic Stability Control according to the overall weight your Transit is carrying. This ensures control and stability whether empty or fully loaded.

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Helping you to stay in control

Curve Control senses when a driver takes a curve too quickly, and can rapidly reduce engine torque – and apply brakes to individual wheels – to help keep the vehicle safely under control.

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.

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New Transit Van close up showing inflated airbags

Airbags to shield you from all angles

In addition to the driver and passenger front airbags, side airbags provide thorax protection and are designed to direct the occupant away from the impact area. They’re also able to raise the arm of the occupant providing better space between them and the intruding structure. Curtain airbags provide maximum coverage and headrests offer protection from whiplash. There are also seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, seatbelt reminders for all seats, and a display that shows which occupied seats don’t have their seatbelts fastened.

Protecting and securing your Transit from thieves

A Thatcham Category 1 alarm is a sophisticated system that automatically arms itself when you double-lock the vehicle and will sound a powerful alarm if triggered by forced entry, the vehicle being lifted, or if the motion sensors pick up any movement inside. The technology is also designed to help prevent unwanted towing of the vehicle.

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New Transit Van close up showing doors and locks

Remote Control Central Locking with Anti-tamper door locks

The New Transit has remote control central door locking. All locks are protected by anti-tamper shielding designed to help prevent them being broken by force. Drive-away locking will automatically lock all your vehicle’s doors as soon as you start to move off. The system is fitted as standard and you can switch it on or off via the instrument cluster. To aid assistance, vehicles are fitted with a crash unlock feature that’s automatically activated depending upon the severity of the crash.