Ford Transit 2013-2020 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the year 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Ford Transit Van.
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 Van
The third-generation Transit received a facelift in August 2006, which included new front and rear lights, a redesigned front end, and a redesigned interior with a gearstick on the dashboard and Ford’s new corporate radio design. Apart from the cosmetic updates, the powertrains have been changed. The previous petrol engine was replaced with one from the Ford Ranger, the front-wheel-drive diesel engine was increased in capacity from 2.0 to 2.2 litres, and all diesel engines had high-pressure common rail (TDCi) systems. The powertrains have been modified to comply with current emissions regulations. Additionally, the facelift marked the Transit’s first introduction of CAN bus electronics. Despite stiff competition from multiple all-new rivals, the revised version (Ford nomenclature V347 for front-wheel drive and V348 for rear-wheel drive) won International Van of the Year for 2007. After the 2007 model year, this Transit was introduced in Mexico to replace the Freestar. This was the first Transit to be equipped with a five-cylinder engine (in the 3.2L 200PS version).
In mid-2006, the “Sport Van” was introduced, a production van equipped with a 130 PS (96 kW) engine, enhanced appearance, “Le Mans” stripes, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Late in 2007, the 140 PS (103 kW) front-wheel-drive engine (replacing the 130 PS) was introduced, along with the VMT6 6-speed manual transaxle to handle the increased power.
The 6-speed transmission was debuted on the mid-power FWD in late 2008, when the engine was increased to 115 PS (81 kW) (85 kW).
In late 2008, the “coated Diesel Particulate Filter” (cDPF) was released as an option on all diesel engines to fulfill stricter pollution regulations than the current Euro IV requirement. Production ceased in 2013, with the closure of the Southampton facility, making this generation the final British-built Transit, however it was reintroduced in China in two modified forms.