2012 Ford E-250

Base RWD 4-Dr Cargo V8 auto trans

Base RWD 4-Dr Cargo V8 auto trans

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2012 Ford E-250 Review
2012 Ford E-250 Review

The original minivans may have been based from the cargo van at one time, but things certainly change. Those grocery getters don’t come anywhere close to resembling models like the 2012 Ford E-250. Unlike those useful smaller versions, this van is meant for hauling, towing, and working like a horse. The E-250 is so much unattractive as its bare bones. This model is clearly intended to be easy to clean and maintain, while meeting the needs of commercial businesses or trades people. There are some features available to give this van a boost in terms of comfort, but it will still keep its utilitarian nature. Those looking for reliability, tons of cargo space, and sufficient power to move this monster around are sure to find what they are looking for with the 2012 Ford E-250.

New For 2012

Ford didn’t do much to the E-250 van for the 2012 model year. For this year, the model has optional alloy wheels and an audio input jack on the standard feature list.

Exterior

The 2012 Ford E-250 is a heavy duty version of the E-series full-sized cargo vans. This model in its base form rides around on 16 inch steel wheels and is available with a long list of available extras for those that want more comfort. This generation is overall boxy in shape with snub nosed front end and prominent grille. The grille features vertical and horizontal metal work with the Ford emblem in the center. The headlights are large and square. While the E-250 isn’t going to win any beauty contests, it does have some detailing on the hood and along the doors. The sides of the van are solid, making it a perfect vehicle for commercial or utility work. It is outfitted for towing and hauling. The rear end matches the utilitarian look and feel of the rest of the body design. If desired some of the optional features can give the van a more attractive look.

Interior & Cargo

Much like the exterior of the E-250, the cabin is basic in the extreme. This isn’t the vehicle for you if you are looking for lots soft materials and cushy seats. Hard plastic is the main material inside the van. It cleans and holds up well to the industrial abuse these vans are required to take. The seats are padded, but not especially so. Things inside the E-250 can be made a bit more comfortable with the addition of captain’s chairs and second row seating if needed. Second row seating is in bench form only. Options also include windows on the side of the vehicle, a sliding side cargo door, and an insulation package to cut down on engine and road noise.

While useful, the dash design is pretty basic as well. The gauges and controls are large and easy to see and use. The overall design utilizes a lot of block like shapes and lack the high tech gadgets found in minivans or SUVs.

Cargo space is amazing though. The 2012 Ford E-250 is available in two lengths, standard and extended. The standard E-250 provides 237 cubic feet of space with the extended version upping the available storage and hauling space to 275 cubic feet.

Safety

This sparse cargo van is equipped with some of the standard safety features one would expect in a new vehicle. It has four-wheel anti-lock brakes as well as traction and stability control. Both are necessary for a vehicle of this weight and height. Airbags in the side and side curtain positions are not standard for this model. While the standard safety features available may not be all that impressive on their own, the size of the 2012 E-250 does provide a certain measure of security too.

Driving Experience

It only stands to reason that a vehicle of this size along with its towing and hauling capacity has a powertrain that can keep up with those needs. The 2012 Ford E-250 is equipped with a 4.6-liter V-8 flex fuel engine. This motor is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. It is also available with a 5.4-liter V-8 paired with the same gearbox. This particular powertrain is good for 255 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The EPA estimates fuel economy for this model at 12/16 mpg city/highway.

There has never been a cargo van made that could come close to high performance and the 2012 Ford E-250 is no exception. Large, awkward, and unwieldy comes to mind with this van. Naturally, it’s exactly what one should expect. These vans have an enormous turning radius and direction changes mean the driver is sure to feel some degree of body roll. With this type of vehicle, you have to let performance go in favor of the added advantages of cargo room and sheer function.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Ford E-250

  • Chevrolet Express
  • Nissan NV
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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2012 Ford E-250 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
4.6L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
13 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
17 MPG
Horsepower:
225 hp @ 4800rpm
Torque:
286 ft lb of torque @ 3500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front (optional)
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
Roush Performance Products, Inc. (Roush) is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Ford E-150 Wagons and Cargo Vans, E-250 Cargo Vans and Extended Cargo Vans, E-350 Wagons, Extended Wagons, Cargo Vans, and Extended Vans, and E-450 Cutaway models. These models were modified by Roush to be equipped with certain propane fuel system conversion kits manufactured January 2011 to August 2012 with an aluminum fuel line fitting. Due to a reaction between the different metals, the affected kits may develop a propane leak where the aluminum fuel line fitting contacts the brass supply valve housing.
Consequences
A propane leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Roush will notify owners and will replace the aluminum fuel line fittings with new stainless steel fittings, free of charge. The recall began on September 1, 2014. Owners may contact Roush customer service at 1-800-597-6874.
Potential Units Affected
36
Notes
Roush Performance Products, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
Adrian Steel Company (Adrian) is recalling certain model year 2012 Ford E-150, E-250 and E-350 Commercial Cargo Vans modified by Adrian between September 21, 2012, to September 24, 2012. The affected vehicles are equipped with certain propane fuel system conversion kits with an aluminum fuel line fitting manufactured by Roush CleanTech. Due to a reaction between the different metals, the affected kits may develop a propane leak where the aluminum fuel line fitting contacts the brass supply valve housing.
Consequences
A propane leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Adrian will notify owners, and dealers will replace the aluminum fuel line fittings with stainless steel fittings, free of charge. The recall began during July 2014. Owners may contact Adrian customer service at 1-800-677-2726.
Potential Units Affected
28
Notes
Adrian Steel Company


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
Cummings Mobility Conversion & Supply (Cummings) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Ford E-150, E-250, E-350, Chevrolet Express, 2006-2008 Dodge Sprinter, and 2009-2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and 2013 Ford Transit Connect vehicles manufactured January 1, 2006, to October 8, 2014, equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation after January 1, 2006. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
Consequences
If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
Remedy
Cummings will notify owners to take buses to a Ricon dealer or service center who will install supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began January 13, 2015. Owners may contact Cumming's customer service at 1-800-639-5438 or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. Cumming's number for this recall is 14E-041.
Potential Units Affected
34
Notes
Cummings Mobility Conversion & Supply


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
National Van Builders, Inc. (National Van) is recalling certain 2007-2014 Ford E-150 and E-250 vehicles manufactured February 26, 2007, to August 19, 2014, and equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
Consequences
If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
Remedy
National Van will notify owners to take buses to a Ricon dealer or service center who will install supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on October 3, 2014. Owners may contact National Van customer service at 1-800-527-7477. National Van's number for this recall is Ricon2014.
Potential Units Affected
45
Notes
National Van Builiders, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
New England Wheels (New England) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 E-250, and E-350 vehicles modified by New England to be equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
Consequences
If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
Remedy
New England will notify owners to take vehicles to a Ricon dealer or service center who will install supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on November 17, 2014. Owners may contact New England customer service at 1-800-886-9247 or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. New England's number for this recall is 14E-041.
Potential Units Affected
286
Notes
New England Wheels


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
Mobility Works (WMK Inc.) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Ford E150, E250, and E350 vans modified by Mobility Works to be equipped with certain model S2005, S2010, S5005, S5010, S5505, and S5510 wheelchair lifts manufactured by Ricon Corporation. The platform side plate of the affected wheelchair lifts may crack.
Consequences
If the platform side plates crack, the lift platform can separate from the lift and come to rest against the vehicle's lift door. When the doors are opened, the platform may fall out, increasing the risk of injury to the lift operator.
Remedy
Mobility Works will notify owners, and Ricon will supply supplemental platform support bumpers. Any platform that has already started cracking will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on November 10, 2014. Owners may contact Mobility Works customer service at 1-800-769-8267 or Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884.
Potential Units Affected
834
Notes
Mobility Works (WMK Inc.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE
Summary
Landi Renzo USA is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Ford E-150, E-250, and E-350 vehicles modified January 2, 2011, through February 24, 2014 to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG). In the affected vehicles, the left and right rear brackets that support the rear CNG cylinder may fail, allowing the cylinder to dislodge from the vehicle.
Consequences
If the cylinder dislodges, a CNG leak may result, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Landi Renzo USA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the side arm brackets, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 27, 2014. Owners may contact Landi Renzo USA at 1-855-526-3400.
Potential Units Affected
343
Notes
Landi Renzo USA


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
Mobility Works is recalling certain model year 2006-2012 Ford E-150, E-250 and E-350 vehicles manufactured August 2006 through August 2012. The vehicles are equipped with certain Ricon S series and K Series wheelchair lifts with an optional armored pendant cable. The armored cable may be positioned such that it does not clear the wheelchair lift.
Consequences
If the cable does not clear the wheel chair lift it may contact the power lug and, if it does not have a nonconductive cover, or it has an improperly installed non-conductive cover, a short circuit may occur that could result in a fire.
Remedy
Mobility Works will notify owners and Ricon will provide a supplemental cover kit and instructions, free of charge. This recall campaign is expected to begin July 15, 2013. Owners may contact Mobility Works at 1-877-275-4912 and Ricon at 1-818-267-3000.
Potential Units Affected
37
Notes
Mobility Works (WMK Inc.)


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