Ford Territory 2005
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Ford Territory: Good luggage space, Tuned for Australian roads
The 2005 Ford Territory carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2300 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Territory 2005 Towing capacity
The Ford Territory has maximum towing capacity of 2300kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Ford Territory Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|TX (RWD)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|TX (4x4)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|TX (4x4)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,6 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|TS (RWD)||SUV||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
Ford Territory 2005 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Territory here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What is causing the drivetrain to backlash in my '05 Ford Territory?
You could visually check the transfer case and CV joints, but I doubt you’ll see anything that might tell there’s a problem with them. It could also be a diff. Get it to a specialist mechanic and have them check it for you.
Early model Ford Territory recall service
The recall was to inspect the front-end on the Territory when it became obvious there was a widespread problem with the front lower balljoints wearing out prematurely. It related to the early models, which included yours. It was an inspection and some balljoints that were worn were replaced, but it didn't fix the problem. The balljoints still wear and as a rule require replacement every 75,000 km or so for the rest of the car's life. There was change to the design of the Territory front-end in in 2010 and that fixed the problem. I doubt you'll have any joy getting Ford to replace the joints for you free of charge; your car is now 11 years old and well out of warranty.
2005 Territory a lemon
Unfortunately I don't think there is much you can do about it, the car is 10 years old and well beyond the warranty. It's even stretching the limit where you might expect goodwill. You bought an old car without inspecting it, took the salesman's word, and bought a model with known issues.
Ford Territory rear axle problem
It's a common problem with the Territory and to my knowledge Ford hasn't come to the party with the cost of repairs, unlike the front ball joints when they did provide some relief for owners.