Shop FordBusiness CustomerVans & Pickups

What is Covered in and Excluded From the Ford Warranty?


Base Warranty

This covers the repair or replacement of any parts found to be defective as a result of a manufacturing or material defect within the three year base warranty period. This part will be repaired or replaced completely free of charge by any authorised dealer, regardless of any changes of vehicle ownership during the base warranty period.

Parts Warranty

Ford Authorised Dealers only use original Ford replacement parts for warranty repairs. These parts meet our stringent quality and safety standards, which means the performance and the resale value of your Ford are less likely to be affected.

Paint Surface Warranty

We also cover the paint surface of your vehicle. If the paint surface of the vehicle requires attention due to a manufacturing defect, the necessary repairs will be performed completely free of charge by any Ford authorised dealer..

Corrosion Protection Warranty

Your Ford bodywork is covered against perforation by rust, from the inside or underside, for 6 to 12 years, depending on your vehicle. However, surface rusting caused by scratches or stone chips, isn’t covered.

Wear and Tear

Items that are subject to wear and tear are generally divided into two categories, namely those specified for replacement or adjustment during scheduled maintenance and those that require replacement or adjustment dependent upon conditions of use.

Scheduled maintenance items:

The following items are covered up to the first scheduled service or for 12 months from the date of first registration, whichever occurs first:

  1. Accessory drive belts
  2. Gaskets removed as part of associated service adjustment
  3. Oil and fluids
  4. Oil filter element, air cleaner element, pollen filter or fuel filter element
  5. Remote control battery
  6. Spark plugs

Wear and tear items: 

The items listed below have either a limited service life or are subject to damage. However, these items are covered by the Ford Base Warranty for up to one year or the vehicle's first scheduled service, whichever occurs first:

  • Wiper blades
  • Bulbs. (Xenon headlamp bulbs and fascia / instrumentation illumination are covered for the full duration of the Ford Base Warranty)

The following items are covered during the base warranty and any Extended Service Business warranty up to the first scheduled replacement:

  • Timing belt

Note: Brake pads, brake shoes, brake discs, clutch and any other friction related components are not covered when replacement is due to wear and tear, but they are covered against manufacturing defects for the duration of the Ford Base Warranty.

Note: Glass is covered by the Ford Base Warranty for up to 1000 miles / 1500 kilometres. Glass replacement due to heating element failure is covered throughout the Ford Base Warranty period.

Consumable Fluids

Replacement or 'top-up' of consumable fluids, e.g. oils, coolant, brake fluid, windscreen wash solution and refrigerant, are covered only when they are used as part of a warranty repair.


While our warranties are comprehensive, there are some things we don’t cover. 

Ford is not responsible for any repair or replacement that is required as a direct result of:

  • Damage caused by neglect, flooding, accident, rallying, racing or any other improper use
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Failure to properly maintain the vehicle in accordance with Ford maintenance schedules and service instructions
  • Failure to properly maintain paint and bodywork by regular cleaning in accordance with Ford instructions
  • Unauthorised modifications of the vehicle or its components
  • Refilling or topping up with incorrect specification fuel (see 'Owner's Guide')
  • CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) conversions that are not approved by Ford
  • Use of bio-diesel or bio-ethanol alternative fuels in concentrations that exceed 5% (Excludes: Ford flexible fuel vehicles (FFV))
  • Use of supplemental additives and flushing agents for fuel or engine oil (unless specified as part of a Ford service requirement)
  • Failure to rectify on a timely basis any paint or corrosion damage identified during the Body and Paint Check
  • 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 use genuine Ford branded parts and fluids or, parts and fluids that match the quality of genuine Ford branded parts and fluids.

Repairs covered by Ford Warranties can be performed by only Ford Authorised Dealers except in case of emergency (for example remobilising the vehicle if a Ford Authorised Dealer cannot assist).

Additional Information

What is the Ford Paint Surface Warranty Period and Exceptions?

What is the Ford Warranty on Corrosion and Perforation?

Is There a Warranty on Imported Ford Vehicles?

Does the Ford Vehicle Warranty Change When Abroad?

Do Ford Dealerships Offer Courtesy Vehicles? uses cookies and similar technologies on this website to improve your online experience and to show tailored advertising to you.

You can manage cookies at any time on the Manage Cookie Settings page but this may limit or prevent use of certain features on the website.

Please see the website Privacy and Cookie Policy for further information.