Ford Territory 2013 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Territory 2013 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Ford Territory 2013: ICC unit is not working

Answered by CarsGuide 16 May 2020

Modern cars are really susceptible to power `spikes’ when the battery is being reconnected. Often, these power surges can damage electronic equipment and perhaps that’s what’s happened to the unit in your Territory.

If that’s the case, the unit will need to be removed and repaired by a specialist. The worst-case scenario may involve an entire replacement ICC. It could also be that the ICC requires a code to re-boot it after being disconnected from a power source. If that’s the case, a visit to a Ford dealership might be all that is required.

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Ford Territory 2013: Can I leave it a few days without starting it?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Nov 2019

There shouldn’t be any problem in doing that. If it’s going to be a much longer time, like weeks or months, it might be wise to connect a charger up to the battery to maintain the charge.

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Ford Territory: Transmission oil cooler

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Dec 2018

It would be a good idea to fit a transmission cooler, particularly if the caravan is a weighty one and the Territory will be working hard.

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Ford Territory 2013: Loud thumping noise

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Sep 2018

It’s hard for mechanics if they can’t observe the problem themselves. If it doesn’t make the noise when in their presence they really are in the dark in trying to find the cause. It could be in the front-end, perhaps bushes.


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What can we do to replace the engine on our 2013 Ford Territory?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 May 2018

I am guessing it is a diesel. The diesel is known to blow at quite low kilometres and with no warning. Being just five years old, and having done so few kilometres I would approach Ford for help with the cost of repairs as a gesture of goodwill. They could argue that it is out of warranty, and that you bought it second hand, but I think you could argue that it is not reasonable to have an engine fail in these circumstances.

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Statutory warranty on used cars

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Apr 2018

Even though Ford’s warranty has expired the car is still covered by the basic statutory warranty under our consumer law. You need to negotiate with Ford to get them to cover the cost of the repair. You should also check with your insurer to see if this is covered by the extended warranty.

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Known problems with 2013 Territory TX?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Nov 2016

The TZ Territory is generally robust and reliable, a car that gives little trouble and most owners say they would happily have another one. The problems that arise with them are minor and shouldn't put you off.

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Best SUVs for freeway driving and occasional towing?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Sep 2016

There are lots of SUVs to choose from, it's a very crowded market, which works in the favour of the buyer. The Territory of the vintage you are considering is a decent car, the diesel is economical and it would tow up to 2700 kg. Also consider the Toyota RAV4, Nissan X-Trail, Honda CR-V.

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