2012 Ford E-350

Base RWD 4-Dr Cargo V8 auto trans

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2012 Ford E-350 Review
2012 Ford E-350 Review

The 2012 Ford E-350 is a full-sized wagon going up against limited competition. There aren’t many passenger vans of this size made anymore. Available in either 12 or 15 passenger configurations, the E-350 comes with a choice of the XL or XLT trim levels. The powertrains offered are sufficient for the model. Overall, this is a good choice for anyone or organization that needs to move lots of people and cargo on a regular basis.

New For 2012

There are only minor changes to the 2012 Ford E-350. Interested buyers should note:

  • The new alloy wheels.
  • The new audio input jack standard on all models.

Exterior

The 2012 Ford E-350 is a full-size wagon available in two body styles. The Super Duty seats up to 12 passengers, while the Super Duty Extended seats 15. Both options are available in two trim levels, the base XL or XLT. There is no way to miss the E-350 on the road. This wagon offers 16-inch steel wheels on the XL and alloy wheels on the XLT. The front end and grille of the E-350 are wide and solid with a snub nosed rectangular grille and square headlights. The hood area is on the short side and the windshield rises sharply from the body. There is some distinctive styling on the hood as well as on the fenders and sides and doors of the vehicle. The door configurations on the sides and rear of the wagon are broad and made to allow for easy entry and exit of people and cargo. This model is available in several attractive colors as well.

Interior & Cargo

When it comes to the cabin of the 2012 Ford E-350, it’s pretty clear the interior designers went to the school of utilitarian design. The wagon isn’t all that attractive or plush on the inside. Hard plastic is the material of choice and the seats aren’t well padded, making long trips uncomfortable. Consumers can opt for the captain’s chairs in the second row for more comfort. This option decreases the leg room in the second row however. The result is trading in one problem for another. The cabin features third row seating additionally. On the bright side, the dash controls are large and well placed, making it much easier for the driver to operate such a large vehicle. Like the exterior of the vehicle, the interior is full of square, industrial shapes. In a nutshell, the 2012 Ford E-350 might not be the pretty girl in the room, but she can get the job done.

It’s not all function with the E-350 from Ford. This wagon is also equipped with an Mp3 player, complete with AM/FM stereo with six speakers. The E-350 has a decent options list. Buyers can add a navigation system, Bluetooth capabilities, and a DVD player for the rear of the cabin if they like.

Safety

The standard safety features for the E-350 are on the sparse side as well. Naturally, the sheer size and weight of this vehicle ensure the safety of the passengers to some point. The model is equipped with four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and stability control. Traction control is a standard safety feature on this model as well. Side airbags didn’t make the cut for the standard feature position and the E-350 is not equipped with that feature.

Driving Experience

Obviously, such a large heavy vehicle needs a powertrain with plenty of power to move it from point A to point B. The 2012 Ford E-350 is equipped with a 5.4-liter, V-8 engine paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain provides 255 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Don’t expect to get away from the gas pumps on the cheap however. The V-8 powertrain is rated to get 12/16 mpg city/highway.

If the V-8 isn’t enough for you, Ford also offers the E-350 with an even larger powertrain. The 6.8-liter V-10 is paired with a larger five-speed automatic transmission. Offering 305 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, this powertrain takes things to a whole new level. When the E-350 with this powertrain is properly equipped, the wagon can tow up to 10,000 lbs. Of course fuel economy isn’t even a thought. This monster eats up the gas and has a rating of 10/14 mpg city/highway. The E-350 wagon isn’t the vehicle to choose if fuel economy is important to you.

Behind the wheel, the two available powertrains provide the power needed to move the van. Driving the E-350 is pretty much what you would expect. This vehicle has an enormous turning radius and corners have to be taken at a reasonable pace. The ride is certainly less refined than in a car or even SUV for the most part. Drivers should be aware of the body roll of this vehicle.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Ford E-350

  • GMC Savana
  • Chevrolet Express

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2012 Ford E-350 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
5.4L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
12 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
16 MPG
Horsepower:
255 hp @ 4500rpm
Torque:
350 ft lb of torque @ 2500rpm
  • 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
12-31-1969:21:35:41
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
12-31-1969:21:35:30
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.)


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
12-31-1969:21:35:40
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
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE
Summary
Elkhart Coach (Elkhart) is recalling certain model year 2006-2014 Ford E-350 and Ford E-450 vehicles manufactured January 1, 2006, to May 1, 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
Elkhart will notify owners to take the 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 October 1, 2014. Owners may contact Ricon customer service at 1-800-322-2884. Owners may also contact Elkhart customer service at 1-574-264-5179.
Potential Units Affected
437
Notes
Elkhart Coach


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
12-31-1969:21:35:41
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


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