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.

How do I replace the lower ball joints in my 2009 Ford Territory?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Sep 2017

They should be pressed out; bashing them out will most likely damage the control arms. Take the arms to a local mechanic and have him press them out.​​

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How is water getting into the driver's side footwell in my '14 Ford Territory?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Sep 2017

If it's not the windscreen it could be getting in past a seal, or through the heater. You could try running a hose on the plenum area in front of the windscreen and try to identify the sources of the leak.

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Why is my 2006 Ford Territory stalling?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Sep 2017

The idle speed is possibly too low. Take it to a mechanic and have it checked.

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Ford Territory transmission damage

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Jun 2017

It's not uncommon to hear of transmission troubles with the Territory. I'd suggest you get a second opinion by taking it to an independent automatic transmission specialist who should be able to diagnose the trouble and suggest a fix.

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Problem with Territory electric steering rack

Answered by CarsGuide 29 May 2017

They aren't recalling it here in Australia because it doesn't affect the locally produced Territory.

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Best budget 7 seaters?

Answered by CarsGuide 15 May 2017

The used Captiva does appear to be great value, but their shaky reputation for reliability would lead me to consider other options. The Territory would be a better bet, but they are known to have electrical and front suspension issues in the long-term.  If you're after an SUV, a seven-seat 2006-12 Mitsubishi Outlander is smart buying at the moment, but if you're just after the seven seats, I highly recommend taking a look at a 2008-13 Kia Rondo. These represent excellent value at the moment. Hope that helps, and keep us posted with your progress.

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Ford warranty issue

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Feb 2017

We'd like to think that our cars would last longer and not give us trouble, but the reality is quite different to that. The ZF 6-speed gearbox is a troublesome one that can fail, as yours appears to have done. But as Ford has pointed out to you your Territory is out of warranty, although that doesn't end Ford's responsibility to back the product. You could pursue a full payment for replacing the transmission from Ford, but I doubt you would have any success. Should you choose to do that contact your state Consumer Affairs people in Perth for advice and support. But in my view your best course of action would be to accept Ford's offer of part payment.

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Territory automatic windows broken

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Jan 2017

It has cropped up before. It would be nice if they lasted longer, but I reckon you’d be wasting your time trying to get Ford to cover the costs.

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How often should I have my Territory TX's transmission serviced?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Nov 2016

The auto transmission is a fill-for-life unit, which means that you don't have to have it serviced for the life of the vehicle, whatever that means. For mine the auto should be regularly serviced, particularly when the vehicle is being used for towing, as yours is. There is no hard and fast rule, but in your case I would have it serviced annually.

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