Ford Kuga Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Kuga reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Ford Kuga 2014: Power steering assist not working
The power steering assist on my 2014 Ford Kuga is not working. I am getting a maintenance-required warning on the screen. The fuses are ok and it seems to be electric as the book and I cannot find a ...Read more
Ford Kuga 2014: Accelerator and reverse not working
My 2014 Ford Kuga Titanium, 2.0-litre, 5-cylinder diesel is starting to sound rough. A warning light flashed up on the dash and then would not go into reverse and the accelerator felt rock hard. It ...Read more
Ford Kuga 2013: Automatic transmission problems
My 2013 Ford Kuga diesel (82,000 km) is having problems with its auto transmission. It's shifting very erratically. Ford cancelled the transmission service halfway through and informed us would cost ...Read more
Ford Kuga 2013: Should the differential last longer than five years?
We purchased a Ford Kuga as a demonstration model in late 2013 and have had it serviced as per the logbook requirements ever since. Recently we noticed a clunking noise coming from the differential ...Read more
Toyota Kuga Titanium 2014: What's the best car to trade it for?
My local Ford dealership has gone bust and the closest place for servicing and warranty repairs is over two hours away. That’s not an option I'm interested in, so I would like to trade my 2014 Kuga ...Read more
Ford Kuga 2014: Turbo problems
I have a 2014 Ford Kuga Titanium with the EcoBoost 1.6-litre engine. The car has developed a blow-off valve noise when under normal operation. The Ford dealership has quoted my $5000 to fix the blow- ...Read more
Ford is replacing my unreliable 2014 Kuga. How much can I expect?
My 2014 Ford Kuga has had starting problems since two months after I purchased it.Since then it has had numerous 'updates', two screens replaced, two batteries replaced, it has had the earths fixed ...Read more
What's the best secondhand small SUV to buy?
I'm looking to buy a used, budget/family friendly small SUV. I'm trying to decide between the Ford Kuga AWD, Holden Captiva 5 Series 2 and the Mitsubishi ASX AWD. My driving will be mostly local with ...Read more
Should Ford or the dealer fix the gearbox on my 2013 Kuga?
I was just reading about the recall of the Ford Kugas due to coolant issues and the risk of engine fire/overheating. I bought a 2013 Kuga from a second hand dealer in January 2018. It has 76,000 km ...Read more
Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Volvo models recalled
Ford has recalled 8878 examples of its Kuga mid-size SUV over a potential fire risk. Read more
What's the best family SUV for $25,000
My wife and I have just had our first baby and we are looking to upgrade to a family car (SUV), but with so many different models on the market it's hard to know which one to plump for. Due to ...Read more
What cars are easy to get in and out of?
As I am getting older I am finding it harder to get in and out of the driver’s seat. Could you suggest a sedan/hatch with a higher driver’s seat, or I might consider a small SUV? Read more
Ford recalls Fiesta ST, Kuga over engine fire risk
A safety notice regarding a potential oil leak has been issued by Ford in Australia and concerns 4450 of its Kuga SUVs. Read more
Best SUV under $25k?
I am planning to buy a small SUV, probably a 2016 Holden Trax LS, but I am not sure if there are any better options? I don't want to spend more than $25,000. Read more
Used Ford Kuga review: 2013-2014
Graham Smith reviews the 2013 and 2014 Ford Kuga as a used buy. Revised compact SUV is a prospect for solid service. New Ford was so keen to replace its ageing Escape that it released the first- ...Read more
Shuddering and clunking in Kuga
We had not had an ounce of trouble with our 2013 Ford Kuga until the last few months when it started clunking and banging in the rear. Our dealer put it on the computer and said that they had found ...Read more
Used Ford Kuga review: 2012-2016
Ewan Kennedy reviews the 2012 - 2016 Ford Kuga as a used buy. Ford Kuga belongs to an increasingly large class of vehicles that are marketed as SUVs, but are in fact tall hatchbacks with either no ...Read more
Known issues with 2012 Kuga TE Trend electronics and fuel consumption?
I am interested in purchasing a 2012 Ford Kuga TE Trend AWD 5-speed automatic wagon. I am concerned about the fuel consumption and have also heard that the electrics can cutout at over 35-degress in ...Read more
Best trade in for a Territory TX?
I am an older person and would like to trade my Ford Territory TX in on an SUV. I have read several reviews and have looked at the Nissan Qashqai ST auto, Ford Kuga petrol, 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan 140 ...Read more
How to improve high-beam headlights on Kuga?
I have been on to Ford Australia for advice about the poor, bordering on pathetic, high-beam lights on my 2013 Kuga. Talking to the dealer, I only got vacant looks and no response. Ford Australia ...Read more