Ford Philippines has launched a safety recall campaign for the Territory due to a non-starting engine. The said issue is said to be caused by a faulty wiring harness that’s attached to the vehicle’s Electrical Battery Sensor (EBS) bracket.
We reached out to Ford PH to have more information regarding the said safety recall. Here’s the brand’s official statement:
We have launched a customer satisfaction program for the Ford Territory that involves changing the wiring harness attached to the Electrical Battery Sensor (EBS) bracket, and inspection and replacement of the bracket where necessary. A broken EBS bracket may result in the engine not starting after being switched off.
For those unaware, a car’s EBS is a device attached to the battery’s negative terminal. It functions by monitoring the health and the amount of power a battery contains.
It also works in tandem with many electrical components. One sure sign of a failing battery sensor is of course a no-start.
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To fix this, Ford is encouraging current owners of the Territory to visit their nearest dealerships and have their EBS brackets checked. The company is also actively reaching out to affected customers and will be providing the aforementioned service and parts free of charge. Of note, the repair process for this will only take around half a day, according to Ford PH.
On the other hand, we discourage “trying to fix” this problem on your own either with aftermarket parts and/or temporary fixes. It involves the car’s electrical system, which in itself is a complicated part of any car model. Moreover, even if your Ford Territory still works alright now, we encourage you to take your time to have it checked regardless.
Currently, the Philippine-spec Ford Territory has two variants available locally. The top-spec model is the Ford Territory Titanium+ 1.5 EcoBoost CVT, which is priced at Php 1,299,000. The other variant is the Territory Trend 1.5 EcoBoost CVT, which has a price tag of Php 1,199,000.
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As of this writing, the Territory is one of the best-selling Ford vehicles in the Philippines. Ford PH shared that it managed to achieve full-year sales of 1,925 units last 2020. Of note, the Territory was launched in the local market last August 2020.
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<p>The Ford Territory for the Philippine market is a five-seater crossover built from the joint venture between JMC and Ford. It is positioned just above the Ford EcoSport in terms of size, and it uses a 1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-4 gasoline engine. </p> <p>There are two variants for the Territory in the Philippines. The top-spec trim is the Territory Titanium+, which features active parking assist, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and other driver assist features. The second variant is the Territory Trend. This particular trim lacks the aforementioned driving features avialable on the top-spec model, but for the most part it comes standard with the same comfort features.</p>
Cesar G.B. Miguel