Defect check: How do Ford models perform at the HU?
Not all Ford models are in good shape in the general inspection. What should used car buyers look out for? Here is the overview from the TÜV report 2021.
Several vans convince
The Ford Fusion minivan is not an automotive beauty, but it is robust and inexpensive.
There is a lot of praise for the older Ford Fusion, for example. The TÜV inspectors hardly found anything to complain about in the minivan, which was built until 2012. Even in its eleventh year, the Fusion gets the badge almost without any problems. Its successor, the B-Max, also scores significantly better than the average in the minivan segment. The Ford C-Max is also cheap, spacious and good. Here the examiners only criticize the lighting.
Be careful with the Galaxy and S-Max
The Ford Galaxy is big and practical. Unfortunately, the space giant is not very solid.
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The verdict for the Galaxy and the S-Max is less positive. In the main inspection, both are often negative. On the one hand, this is due to the high weight, because the chassis parts suffer, especially in heavy vehicles that already weigh more than 1.5 tons. And neither the Galaxy nor the S-Max weigh less than 1.6 tons in the base. Both models have problems with steering, tie rods and tie rod ends across almost all age groups.
In addition, the TÜV inspectors on the Galaxy and S-Max also note oil loss and defects in the lighting system. These weak points also emerge early and sometimes drag on through several generations. To be fair, it should be said that both models are very popular with families, but they usually receive little care there. Nevertheless, neither high weight nor lack of maintenance or frequent use should cause so many above-average defects that then appear so early. In the gallery you can find out how other Ford series perform at TÜV and what used car buyers can look out for!
* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales points and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).