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Ford Kuga Mk2 common problems

Ford Kuga Mk2 2013-2020

Haynes is here to help you save money at every stage of the car ownership experience. Using our extensive database, we can tell you what problems the Ford Kuga 2011-2014 you’re thinking about buying might have, and we can show you how to diagnose and solve them. And if you already own a Ford Kuga 2013-2020, Haynes can help you with the service, maintenance and repair of it using a Haynes Manual or Autofix before you incur the expense of a garage visit.

The Ford Kuga 2013-2020 also has problems that include a cracking noise from the front wheels, faulty battery control units, and a cracked sump. This article will explain what these issues involve and how the DIY mechanic can repair these at home and save money with Haynes.

So we’re here to offer advice, data and help as you do it yourself with Haynes.

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What recalls has the Ford Kuga 2013-2020 been subject to?

The Ford Kuga 2013-2020 has been the subject of a number of recalls throughout its life, so if you’re buying one, you need to make sure all the relevant work has been carried out. Early cars were recalled because the cylinder can crack if the engine overheats. A faulty clutch pressure plate caused another recall in 2013, and the car was recalled in 2016 because some of the airbags could fail to deploy in an accident.

However, it’s easy to solve common problems for the Ford Kuga 2013-2020 with the Haynes Kuga 2013-2020 Manual or AutoFix.

What common problems does the Ford Kuga 2013-2020 have?

Some versions of the Ford Kuga 2013-2020 have suffered issues with a creaking noise emanating from the front axle when the driver pulls away from rest. The cause of the fault is missing driveshaft spline sealant, and either driveshaft can be the cause. However, the procedure to replace the sealant is one that a DIY mechanic will be more than capable of completing without trouble.

Fix such drivetrain problems for the Ford Kuga Mk2 with the Haynes Kuga 2013-2020 Manual or AutoFix.

Does the Ford Kuga 2013-2020 have coolant leak problems?

Some examples of the Ford Kuga 2013-2020 with the 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine fitted have suffered a leak of coolant from a faulty coolant expansion tank. Providing the fault is noticed before engine damage occurs, a simple replacement of the coolant tank will solve the issue. This is an easy repair that involves draining of the cooling system, and replacement of the expansion tank before the system is refilled. The procedure is covered by the relevant Haynes Manual.

Solve Ford Kuga 2013-2020 1.6 EcoBoost problems with the Haynes Kuga 2013-2020 Manual or AutoFix.

See our free video below on how to check the fluid levels on a Ford Kuga Mk2.

Does the Ford Kuga 2013-2020 have keyless locking problems?

Some versions of the Ford Kuga 2013-2020 that are fitted with a keyless entry system have been known to suffer failure of the system. This is because in winter salty water can get into the handle, causing the door lock sensor to fail. The solution is to remove the handle and clean it out, a task that is easily accomplished by following the relevant procedure in the Haynes Kuga 2013-2020 Manual or AutoFix.

Ford Kuga Mk2 2013-2020
Ford Kuga Mk2 2013-2020

Does the Ford Kuga 2013-2020 have remote key problems?

Some owners of the Ford Kuga 2013-2020 have reported sudden failure of the remote ‘plipper’ key. The source of the issue is almost always a depleted battery in the key, and it’s easy to swap. The procedure is covered by the relevant Haynes Manual.

Resolve Ford Kuga 2013-2020 problems quickly and easily with the Haynes Kuga 2013-2020 Manual or AutoFix.