According to the Locks for Vans website, The Ford Motor Company have discreetly recalled all new Transits, and are making a modification to stop the doors unlocking when a couple of wires inside the o/s door electrical loom are ‘shorted’. The website says thieves have no way of knowing the correct wires and simply cut all the wires regardless, hoping to unlock the vehicle.
This has created a situation where thieves don’t gain access; however the owner is also denied access. The only way to access the cargo rear of a Transit, especially if a bulkhead fitted,usually means cutting off the rear door hinges. The firm have produced an inexpensive retro fit low-tech tray like device to protect the electrical wire loom from being sabotaged. Its called Cable Guard specifically designed to shield the rear O/S door loom from attack by thieves.
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