Ford Falcon 2003 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Falcon 2003 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Ask Smithy Xtra Leaky ute

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Mar 2010

It could be leaking from the heater core, which could be corroded or cracked, it could be from a water connection, but also check that it’s not from the windscreen seal, which can also happen.

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Ford Falcon: Noisy diff

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Mar 2010

I can recall when driving XR8 utes around the Winton race track a few years ago that it only took a couple of laps of hard driving for the diff to start whining. The answer than was to change the oil. It's a good tip for anyone whose car has a noisy diff.

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Easy Option

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Oct 2009

THEY were a good unit; they had good ground clearance and a locked diff, so they were quite competent in all but the toughest off-road situations.

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Ford smoke signals

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Sep 2009

THE mileage is low to be having a major engine problem, unless the car hasn't been regularly serviced. I would get a second opinion before replacing the engine - it probably would be cheaper to replace it than rebuild it, but I would have the diagnosis confirmed first. If I replaced it, I would keep the car.

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Computer Goes Haywire

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Sep 2009

A FORD has had a history of problems with the body computer that dates back several models, and that's the one that controls the heater, the dials and warning lights, so make sure all is well there, and check all connections. As for the start, check the ECU to be sure it isn't the cause. Check the sensors and connections, and don't pump the accelerator when it doesn't start.

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Ford Falcon: Blowing smoke

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Jul 2009

THE mileage is low to be having a major engine problem, unless the car hasn't been regularly serviced. I would get a second opinion before replacing the engine -- it probably would be cheaper to replace it than rebuild it, but I would have the diagnosis confirmed first. If I replaced it, I would keep the car.

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Ford brake back

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Jun 2009

FORD has been changing the rear brake hoses on the Falcon for some time, not as a recall, but as cars go in for their regular servicing. The problem is that they miss those cars that aren't, for whatever reason, taken to Ford dealers for servicing. Owners of those cars are driving around with a potential safety time bomb under them. Ford should be owning up to the problem and doing something about it.

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Stay sane with goo

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Apr 2009

We've had all sorts of fixes for the dreaded rattle. The goo, as you call it, is a common fix.

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Falcon break line failures

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Mar 2009

THE chances are high enough that you should do something about it. Ford president Marin Burela has advised all Falcon owners concerned about the problem to go to their local Ford dealer and have their car checked. I would expect your car will be one of those affected and the Ford dealer will replace the rear brake hoses at the very minimum, though I don't believe that will fully address the problem. If a brake hose fails you shouldn't lose all braking because the front and rear brake circuits are independent.

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