2011 Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCI turbo diesel from Portugal
Got random warning lights, traction control etc; stop and restart and they would go away. Took it to Ford and their solution was "It's more than likely dirty sensors, just restart the car / ignore".
Got an engine malfunction warning light, and permanent going into limp home mode. Took it for a spin on the motorway to force a regen because the error was DPF related. Put chemicals in the tank for the DPF, used Forscan to force a DPF regen etc; no change. Every time I went into 4th gear or higher, I would get an engine malfunction and go into limp home mode.
Took it to the garage and left it there for 3 weeks; they replaced a sensor and said they "think" it was sensor but not 100% sure (£350).
3 days after I got it back from Ford I sold it for half the price I paid for it 3 years prior... in Portugal, that's unheard of... I just wanted to get that car as far away from me as possible and FAST!!
Very spacious, but not the best ride.
Was getting about 700Km on a tank (60 litre) on the motorway, but town driving I was getting about 500km to a tank.
South Africa has major issues with Ford Kuga's just bursting into flames... Do a bit of googling about it!!! Literally 100s of them!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th May, 2019