Where is the 2020 Ford Transit Connect OBD port location?

I was driving a bunch of kids to a JV soccer game in a 2020 Ford Transit, and the van started acting up. Thankfully no one was hurt, but I need to run a diagnostic on the vehicle so that that never happens again. Where is the OBD port?

Melanie Johnson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Wow—so glad you all are safe! The OBD port location in a 2020
Ford Transit
is on the driver’s side, under the steering wheel. You may need to remove a plastic cover with “OBD II” written on it to access the port.
All vehicles manufactured from 1996 on are required to have an Onboard Diagnostics II (OBD-II) port that continually checks the emissions, engine, and transmission systems performance. This port is often used in conjunction with an OBD-II scan tool for diagnostics, repairs, and reprogramming services.
You’ll need an OBD-II scan tool in order to complete a successful diagnostic. If you don’t have one, we recommend taking the vehicle to a certified repair shop or dealership. They can help you run a diagnostic in a jiffy.
After you find a scan tool, follow these simple steps to run the diagnostic:
  • Plug the scan tool into the OBD-II port.
  • Power on the scan tool and crank the Ford Transit’s ignition to the On position.
  • Press “Scan” on the scan tool and follow the directions on the screen.
That’s it! Within minutes the scan tool should provide you with
a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC)
. Once you have the code, you’re one step closer to getting to the bottom of what’s up with your Transit.
Good luck!
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