Ford Territory Problems

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

Ford Territory 2014: Is it a safe buy?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Mar 2019

You’re on pretty safe ground with the diesel Territory, as long as it is in good condition, and has been regularly serviced as per Ford’s recommendation.

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Ford Territory 2014: Transmission keeps changing gear

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jan 2019

It could be the lock-up convertor locking and unlocking if you are driving at the point of lock-up. Try changing your speed up or down and see if that affects it.

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Ford Territory 2004: Electrics not working

Answered by CarsGuide 14 Dec 2018

Check the fuses and the connections to the fuse box.

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Ford Territory 2012: Transmission failure

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Dec 2018

All of the things you mention are common problems with the Territory, and the failure of the transmission at 120,000 km is a major one. Having to spend such a large amount of money to repair a car that has only done relatively few kilometres is unacceptable, so I would urge you to persist in trying to get Ford come to the party to cover at least part of the cost of repairs.

Having replaced the transmission it’s perhaps best to keep the car, particularly as it’s been a good one to date, but if you were concerned about the possibility of future costly repairs it would be best to get out of it.

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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 2012: Dealership testing errors for seven weeks

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Nov 2018

Being without a car for seven weeks is completely unacceptable, and their apparent reluctance to return calls makes it even worse. Talk to the ACCC and try to have them intervene on your behalf.

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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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Ford Territory TX RWD 2006: Pre-purchase inspection?

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Aug 2018

The early Territory was subject to a few issues that demand care when buying one now. The main one was the front suspension lower ball joints, which wear out relatively quickly and typically require replacement every 100,000 km or even less. Check the front suspension. The diff bushes are also a problem area; they also chop out quite quickly, so check those when you’re under the car. The automatic transmission can also be a source of trouble, and it’s an expensive item to replace, so pay close attention to the operation, gear changing etc., of the auto.

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How much can my Territory tow?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Jun 2018

750 kg with a trailer without brakes, or 2300 kg with a trailer that has brakes.

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Driver's seat wearing out too quickly

Answered by CarsGuide 11 May 2018

Without being able to see the extent of the wear and tear I can’t say, and there are so many things that can affect the wear on trim. In my view you won’t get anywhere with Ford on this issue.

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