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Ford Warranties Frequently asked questions

What is the paint warranty on a new Ford vehicle?
If the paint surface of the vehicle body requires attention due to a manufacturing defect, the necessary repairs will be performed completely free of charge by any Ford Authorised Repairer, regardless of any change in vehicle ownership during the warranty period.

What is the paint surface warranty period?
The paint surface warranty runs from the first registration date of the vehicle. Where an intermediary purchases a vehicle, the period of cover commences when the vehicle is handed over to that intermediary.
The paint surface warranty period is the same as the Ford Base Warranty applicable to your vehicle. Refer to your vehicle's Service Portfolio (formally Warranty & Service Guide) for the warranty periods applicable to your vehicle.

What is not covered by the paint surface warranty?
Ford is not responsible for any repair that is required as a direct result of:

  • Damage caused by neglect, flooding, accident, or improper use.
  • Failure to properly maintain Paint and bodywork by regular cleaning in accordance with Ford instructions.
  • Factors beyond Ford control, such as: airborne contamination, storm damage, stone chips, scratches and the use of unsuitable cleaning agents.  
  • Repairs using methods that have not been approved by Ford.

I have corrosion appearing on my vehicle. How do I know if this will be covered under the anti-perforation warranty?
If any part of the original bodywork of the vehicle is perforated by rust corrosion, the panel(s) affected by the perforation will be repaired or replaced by any Ford Authorised Repairer, completely free of charge, regardless of any change in vehicle ownership.

Note: The term 'perforation' means a hole that penetrates through the bodywork caused by corrosion from the inside or underside as a result of faulty manufacture.
Note: The term 'bodywork' does not include road wheels and attachments such as bright trim, bumpers, mouldings and hinges. The 'Load Platform' installed on the Ford Transit is also excluded.

What is the perforation warranty period?
The perforation warranty starts at the same time as the Ford Base Warranty and continues for between 6 and 12 years (depending on model). Refer to your vehicle's Service Portfolio (formerly Warranty & Service guide) for the warranty periods applicable to your vehicle.

What are the owner's responsibilities?
The owner's responsibilities are to:

  • Maintain paint and bodywork by regular cleaning in accordance with Ford instructions.
  • Ensure that the body panels are examined annually, preferably by a Ford Authorised Dealer and that the results of the check are recorded in the vehicle's body and paint record to maintain the vehicle's perforation warranty.

What is not covered by the perforation warranty?
Ford is not responsible for any repair that is required as a direct result of:

  • Damage caused by neglect, flooding, accident, or improper use.
  • Failure to properly maintain paint and bodywork by regular cleaning in accordance with Ford instructions.
  • Factors beyond Ford control, such as: airborne contamination, storm damage, stone chips, scratches and the use of unsuitable cleaning agents.
  • Repairs using methods that have not been approved by Ford.
  • Failure to rectify on a timely basis any paint or corrosion damage identified during the annual body & paint check.

What warranty will I get when I purchase a new Ford vehicle?

Model Warranty type Duration
Years Miles
Ka
2009 (07/2008-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
8
60,000*
-
Ecosport
2013 (05/2012-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
60,000*
-
Fiesta
2013 (05/2012-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
60,000*
-
Focus
20115.00 (05/2014-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
60,000*
-
C-MAX
2015.5.50 (03/2015-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
60,000*
-
Mondeo
2015.00 (08/2014-)/
Hybrid
2014.75 (04/2014-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
60,000*
-
Edge
2016.00 (08/2015-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
8
60,000*
-
Kuga
2013.25 (05/2012-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
60,000*
-
B-MAX/S-MAX/Galaxy
2012.75 (01/2012-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
100,000
-
Mustang
2015.00 (02/2014-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
60,000*
-
Ranger
2012(04/2011-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
60,000*
-
Transit/Transit Custom
2014.5 (08/2013-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
100,000
-
Transit Connect/Tourneo Connect
2013.75 (02/2013-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
100,000
-
Transit Courier
2014.5 (01/2014-)
Base & Paint Surface Warranty
Perforation Warranty
3
12
100,000
-

*Unlimited mileage in year 1

Contact Us:

Transfer of Warranty to a new owner - 0870 2416726

Ford Assistance:

If you breakdown in the UK please call either 0800 111234 or Ford One Call on 0203 564 4444 (Option One)

If you breakdown In Europe please call either 0800 88776611 or +33 426 298781

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