Ford Transit Connect 2011-2020 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the year 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Ford Transit Connect.
ADD KEY (Must have two working original keys):
1. Insert the first previously programmed coded keys into the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the first coded key from the ignition.
4. Within 10 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position, insert the second previously coded key into the ignition.
5. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
6. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the second coded key from the ignition.
7. Within 20 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the new un-programmed key (new key/valet key) into the ignition.
8. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3(RUN) position for at least 6 seconds.
9. Remove the newly programmed coded key from the ignition.
If the key has been successfully programmed, it will start the vehicle’s engine and will operate the remote entry system (if the new key is an Integrated Keyhead Transmitter). The theft indicator light will illuminate for 3 seconds and then go out to indicate successful programming. If the key was not successfully programmed, it will not start your vehicle’s engine and/or will not operate the remote entry features. The theft indicator light may flash on and off. Wait 20 seconds and you may repeat Steps 1 through 8. If the failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the new key(s) programmed.
To program additional new un-programmed key(s), wait 20 seconds and then repeat this procedure from Step 1.
About Ford Transit Connect
The Ford Transit VJX6541DK-M, introduced in 2006, is a license-built version of the Transit assembled in Nanchang by Jiangling Motors (JMC). It was developed only for the domestic Chinese market and is based on the second-generation VE6/VE83/VE94 platform. Over the course of its Ford predecessor’s production from 1986 to 2000, JMC made 70 significant design changes. The exterior is defined by a revised front fascia that features larger headlamps, a reworked grille, and a modified front bumper. Numerous ergonomic modifications were made to the inside, as well as the standardization of power windows. ABS was an option. The top speed is given as 68.35 miles per hour (110 kilometers per hour).
While the JMC-built Transit shared its underpinnings with the second-generation Transit, the powertrain design was significantly different. Instead of Ford-built engines, the model line included a 92 kW Mitsubishi-built 2.4L inline-4 and two Isuzu-built 2.8L inline-4 diesels; a normally aspirated version rated at 67.6–68 kW and a turbocharged, intercooled version rated at 80–85 kW.
Ford began selling the V347/V348 Transit in China in 2008 alongside its JMC-built equivalent, branding the Ford-built van the New Transit and the JMC-built van the Transit Classic.
In China, the two manufacturers sold a total 210,000 examples of both generations; in 2012, Ford expanded operations, increasing capacity to 300,000 vehicles. Toyota recalled the Transit Classic in January 2010, as Ford/JMC used the same supplier of accelerator pedals (CTS Corporation), thinking the devices were defective and posing a danger of accidental acceleration. The recall affects around 1600 Ford Transit Classics in China.