14th Jul 2005, 19:55

Hi All, The car has just clocked up 65000km, and it has started to use oil. Whenever the engine is started, the pungent smell of burning oil enters the cabin and there is a small amount of blue smoke exiting the exhaust when it is cold. Apart from that we have had no other troubles.

19th Aug 2005, 09:12

Yes I got my Ford Territory a month ago.

Problems: Rattle noise from back (Ford replaced the left seat belt holder) rattle still there, I’m just going to keep taking back until it’s fixed. I don’t care if they get annoyed.

Rear door, not in alignment. Getting sent back for fixing. (they won't do this on weekend) no help to people who work!

Tonight: Front passenger window won’t go up. I’m going to snow on Sunday how are they going to fix this in time,. Stupid car. And don’t ask for help from the customer service people, no help at all.

I must say everything you have said is right, The back seats are hard and very uncomfortable. everyone comments on them.

Tonight with the window was the last straw. I going to get the rest of the problems fixed and I’m going to sell it. (sorry if anyone buys it)

From my personal experience with the ford territory RWD TX. I would not recommend this to anyone. But hopefully some one will take it off my hands.

24th Oct 2005, 03:53

Well you can always buy a Toyota Kluger or a Prado if all this bugs you.

30th Oct 2006, 03:04

I got a TX ford Territory and the only problem so far is the rattle at the back seat, but apart of that nothings else. It's fantastic.

25th May 2007, 03:52

I agree that the noise form the engine and road is unacceptable. Also the body has too much flex, you need to Armor All the door rubbers to stop the squeaks.

11th Nov 2008, 04:09

Well I enjoy owning the Territory when nothing is clanging and clunking! After 4 years I am getting tired of the ongoing clunks in front and rear end, power windows getting stuck, interior lighting not coming on when doors open and the dust that fills the back window ledge. Oh and did I mention the broken seat belt? All covered under the Warranty of a brand new car!

4th May 2010, 03:47

I have a rattle/squeak in the front left tweeter, and have taken it back 4 times for Ford to fix... It's still not fixed, such a small thing, or is it a small part of a larger problem they are not telling me about??

8th Aug 2010, 00:10

I have had my 2005 TX Territory for 3 years now, with no problems at all till now... but in saying that, it is only one problem... I find the rubber door seals don't fit properly, and continuously fall down, subsequently letting in the road noise. And just started noticing water coming in from the boot where you open the glass part of the boot. Rubber seals look fine, so not sure why this is happening. But other than that, it has been a great car. And I have found it not too guzzly on the gas... depends on how you drive it and how much you drive it I guess. I found it economical on consumption for long trips.

18th May 2011, 03:50

Can anyone tell me if they have had problems with there Territory TX with the steering wheel shuddering and vibrating uncontrollably? It happens only along freeways doing 100ks - the car is unable to accelerate and I need to pull over, turn the car off, wait a minute and then continue on my way.

The service dept have checked wheel alignment and other bits such as replacing "bushes?" where 3 had snapped. I had the car back for a week and it has started again. Not sure if its electrical or fuel pump!

Does anyone out there have any ideas that can help?

30th Sep 2011, 16:49

My 2004 Territory Ghia has spent the last two years of its life on a farm. It was full of dust and dirt, which required intense scrubbing with a toothbrush in all its door seams etc... and it has various rattles here and there...

I accept that is expected, given that it has done 250k, and my Commodore that had done similar kms was far tidier, but it was also way more economical - but on the long trips, the Territory is good, just a bit sad I hardly ever use it on them...

The left rear door doesn't lock when you lock the rest of the car, and it doesn't beep to indicate a fault, so we were lucky to discover that it opens the whole car if you open it. Apparently it is the door actuator that needs replacing.

My electric windows only work sometimes, the rear ones rarely work at all.. I miss my wind up ones...

The exhaust makes a rattle that sounds like a train when you slow down from high speeds or go around corners. And to change the front indicator bulb is such a mission!

The reverse sensors annoy me as our tree lined driveway sets it off the whole way up, but they are probably a good idea for most people who can't drive backwards in a straight line.

I guess all the problems are age/km related, it has had a bit of a hard life; hopefully after a bit of tweaking and fiddling, it will live the rest of its life in a more sedate manner.

HOWEVER... it has seven seats, which I need now we are expecting our fifth kid, and it has a lot of safety features, good visibility, and since my husband has had one for five years for his work vehicle, I know how reliable they are... generally a good city AWD... if you can afford the petrol.

20th Apr 2012, 18:50

Have you had this fixed? We have the same problem with ours, and no-one can tell us what is wrong with it. Have just had the rear suspension replaced as well as the bushes, and it's still doing it. Has been almost a year, and is getting to be a joke...

21st Oct 2012, 22:15

I have a 2004 Territory TX with engine splatter and a rattle. Can anyone help?

14th Mar 2013, 02:41

Do you ever solve the problem? I have the same problem and can't solve it. rod(at)mweb.co.za

29th Apr 2013, 05:02

Hi, I bought a Ford Territory 2005 model. It is lacking power when I put my foot down. It is like it splutters and does not want to take off.

I got the gear box serviced, and they said that it is fine. He did say the fault when checked was a CO2 sensor showed up, but he said he reset the faults. The engine light has flashed twice now when I have put my foot down, so there is a fault that I should get checked out again. It also has LPG, but does this while on petrol too.

Can anyone help with any advice, or is anyone having the same problem?

Cheers, James.

26th Jul 2013, 04:20

Hi mate, maybe your traction control is on? Just press it for 5 seconds and maybe your problem will be solved?

16th Feb 2014, 18:31

My Ford Territory Ghia rear passenger door won't lock all of a sudden. Any suggestions?

23rd Feb 2014, 04:44

I have a 2007 Ford Territory, and the front passenger door won't lock; just makes a noise. Any ideas? I've heard a lot about actuators.

23rd Feb 2014, 12:29

First check that the actuator is actually still connected to the locking mechanism.

5th May 2014, 01:33

Air intake manifold seal/gasket.

1st Jun 2014, 02:25

I have the same problem on both L/H doors. After investigation , I found that both locking units' little plastic shafts, that are driven from the electric motors, have snapped.

6th Jun 2014, 11:18

Hi... maybe your actuator is giving you a problem.

6th Jun 2014, 11:21

Had the same problem. I fixed it by unscrewing the latches on the door, and flicking back the lockable clip... 5-10 minute job. Cheers.

2nd Jul 2014, 10:09

Hi, we are having the same issue with our car, and no one can find what the issue is. Did you ever find what it was?

Thanks, Mel.

22nd Jul 2014, 07:12

Change the brake booster - this will fix it.