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.
What can we do to replace the engine on our 2013 Ford Territory?
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.
Statutory warranty on used cars
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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Issues with my Ford Territory
It was a common problem with that model, and Ford was replacing ball joints when the cars were new or relatively new. Contact Ford’s customer service and lodge a claim to have the repairs done at its expense. Because the car is so old, and has done a lot of kilometres, and you’re not using a Ford dealer for service I would be inclined to think your claim would probably be rejected.
2011 Ford Territory recall hasn't worked
Ford has a responsibility to repair any faults found in their cars, so you do have a case for some assistance in locating the cause of the downshifting problem and fixing it to your satisfaction.
What is causing my Ford Territory to overheat?
Make sure the coolant is topped up, check for coolant leaks, check the operation of the thermostat, and check the operation of the thermo fan.
Buyer's guide: Ford Falcon vs Ford Territory
Depending on what you want from them either one would be a good buy. The Falcon is a reliable good car with few foibles; the Territory is also a good car if you don’t buy the early model. If you can afford it the diesel Territory would be the best choice.
Is an ECM replacement on '11 Ford Territory a major problem?
Cars go into limp home mode for many and various reasons. It’s not everyday that the ECM has to be replaced, but it’s uncommon either. I wouldn’t be overly concerned about it doing it again. It’s possible that it could, but you’ll never be far from help from a Ford dealer if it does happen to fail again.
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.