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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Know more about Ford Territory
The Ford Territory is Ford Philippines' latest addition to the local lineup. The Philippine market is the pioneer to receive the brand-new crossover in the Blue Oval's International Market Group (IMG) among a group of about 100 different markets. The all-new Ford Territory model is an outcome of Ford and automaker JMC partnership. For the American carmaker's local lineup, the new crossover will arrive from China and will be situated just above the Ford EcoSport. With that being said, the Ford Territory will go against the types of other compact crossovers in its respective class. The Philippine-spec Ford Territory comes in two variants and will feature a combination of a CVT and a 1.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost gasoline engine. The Ford Territory is also equipped with several premium features such as a panoramic moonroof, 360-degree-view camera, automatic parking, and a ventilated and powered front seats, among many others.
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