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 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Territory 2005 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Why won't my 2005 Ford Territory transmission move forward or reverse?
The transmission in this era of Ford Territories was notorious for suffering a failed transmission oil cooler. If that happened, the coolant would often mix with the transmission’s fluid, causing massive damage to both the electronics and the mechanical components of the transmission. In severe cases, the vehicle could lose drive altogether. A replacement transmission is the usual fix, so it’s an expensive failure.
But the first check to make is of another part of the Territory that is also known for giving trouble. In this case, though, the end result is nothing like as dramatic as it’s caused by damaged or poorly adjusted (loose) selector linkages. A quick tighten or adjustment will have the transmission operating properly again, but you need to ascertain what’s causing your problem in the first place. Don’t forget to check that there’s actually sufficient fluid inside the transmission, too, as low fluid can cause a loss of drive. Most workshops will be able to diagnose either problem pretty quickly.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
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|