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- Everest UA (2015-2018)
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This car has been a lemon since day 1, Ford can not fix serious life threatening faults.
I have had Everest since new. Vehicle has broken down since just over 30000 km's, every time I tow a trailer (1000kg's ) vehicle goes into limp mode about 2 hours into journey. Vehicle won't go over 1500 rpm and stays in 3rd gear. Vehicle has been into ford a dozen times but they say there is nothing wrong. If I go to over take a truck and engine goes into reduced power mode I will be left out on wrong side of road and if vehicle are following we are all in serious trouble. Thank you Ford for selling me a lemon. I have to hire a vehicle to take my trailer out of town.
Great cruizer. Engine roar. Poor build quality. Unreliable. Great for towing and holidays.
Bought vehicle new. Long term Ford customer as family involved ln Ford.
Great highway cruiser and good tow vehicle. High fuel consumption in city around 11l/100km.
Poor ride for rear seat passengers as bouncy on country road making kids sick.
Build quality poor. Panel fit not great. Many Everest have had same issues as Rangers.
Have had rear engine oil seal leak (very common) and possibly recurring.
Multiple glow plug failure which has no dash warning. Recognised as a fault by Ford and common.
Failure to recognise leads to tip breaking and head cylinder damage as attested by the poor Ranger owner at Bayfords the same day mine was in for repair.
Multiple battery failure due to Smart charge system. ...Traction control/stability control failure not resolved fully yet. Now have a loud tap sound in engine bay.Sounds like a bad injector. Headlamp plastic failure in many models with internal cracking (mine) and fading. Recognised as a fault by Ford. No dedicated transmission cooler only heat exchange unit leading to many caravanners going into limp mode in the outback. Have installed custom springs in rear and aftermarket shocks to improve ride quality. Noise insulation blanket with Mass loaded vinyl under bonnet reduces engine rumble. Have always had Donaldson filter /water seperator to protect injection system. Front passenger comfort is good.Rear passenger comfort is only average as seats do not fully recline for those long trips.Cabin noise is low apart from intruding engine roar. 3rd row strictly for kids or under 5 foot adults. Safe vehicle and great off road . Ford service has been ok over the years for me. Pity Ford sources from the cheapest supplier without checking quality. Maybe newer examples have had these issues rectified but I would not recommend.
Nothing to criticize ,excellent vehicle.
Very comfortable and quiet. Excellent vehicle towing 2.5 tonne caravan. Fuel economy averaging 9l per100 suburban/country and 15/16 towing caravan.Great sat nav and many safety features.Adaptive cruise is excellent on
highway .Dash layout is good but miss full size tacho.Rainsensing wipers and auto dimming are very useful.Servicing costs fixed and very reasonable .
- UA II Trend 4WD 3.2L (2018-2020)
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. Ford Everest: 'thump' noise on 5-6 gearshift
I have been encountering a ‘thump’ noise when the automatic transmission shifts from fifth to sixth gear (the 5-6 shift) on my MY18 Everest Trend.
This occurs at speeds of 75-80 km/h.
I asked my Ford dealer to investigate at the recent 3k service but they said they could not find a problem.
The ‘thump’ noise seems to always happen between 75 and 80km/hr in auto mode.
I have since found an article that mentions Ford Australia has an updated transmission calibration
(software upgrade) which fixes this problem.
I have recently had a ...Ford dealer in Nth QLD look at the issue and they applied all outstanding software updates and checked over the transmission and said that they could not find an issue however the problem still remains.
Great Car but with Everest Ambiente penny pinching to have only one remote access flip key.
A great car but just a heads up on anyone buying an Everest Ambiente, be aware it only comes with ONE remote access key (Flip key) with the second key it is a normal key so if you want to lift the tail gate to put something in the back with the second key when it is raining you have to put your key in the Drivers door to open any other door. I found out after I signed and paid for it. As I said it is a great car but for a $50,000 plus car (4x4 model) in this day & age it is penny pinching to have to open doors with a conventional key. If I had ...known before I bought I would have negotiated a proper second key in the deal. We find the car comfortable to drive and it tows our caravan very well. Lots of room inside and though it is the base model there is plenty of technology re voice control for audio and climate control. It has security alarm (motion detector) if someone breaks in. As ours is new I wont post the fuel consumption because it only has 3,000 km on the clock but the way it is going I expect good fuel consumption when it is run in. As diesel is a lubricant they take a little longer than petrol to run in but if you can afford a diesel then that is the way to go because better economy in the long run.
- Everest UA (2015-2018)
- Verified purchase
Best 4wd/suv from Ford
I would say good 4wd/suv built by ford,sturdy body,spacious interior(not enough head room for tall peoples),engine noise is high compared with rival products,good ground clearance that enable you to take car anywhere without any concern of scraping underbody,park assist/self parking and panoramic moonroof are awesome,20” alloy wheels gives a sporty look.Much more features needs to be mentioned.
Ford needs to add more features and improve build quality since Everest mainly rivals with Toyota Prado.They need to add features such as driver seat ...
Had same problem with adblue
Ad blue troubles and ford had lots of trouble fixing it . I'm talking two weeks or more for us without car. Mechanics had lot of trouble even diagnose the problem. Dealer did not seem to care or be in a hurry to get problem Car itself seems to be good until something goes wrong. Service terrible
Wish both cars were Everest's
After selling my old Prado I bit the bullet and bought 1 year old Everest. OMG great 4WD that handles like a sedan. My wife and I always try to get the ford even though the liberty ain't that bad. The technology is also incredible!
Did a 7500km road trip from QLD to NT and back through southern states and the Ford didn't miss a beat. The fuel savings compared to the Prado were a real bonus. Also love the 7 seats compared to the territory which has no foot room in rear seat. It's a clear winner, thank you Ford!
Had an Everest for a loan car for 3 days and as much as I like USA made products, the Everest fell short of expectations.
V6 engines are crap compared to a straight 6 (ie: Territory), the ride feels over balanced as the car may roll, steering is to light which created understeer yet on the plus side, very big inside and comfortable seats.
it's a good car, pity about Ford Australia
just had a new diff
got sold illegal tint
overpriced brake pads
annoying poor quality paint on a $70.000 car
lack of care about customers from fmco
this company just does not give a rats butt about those people who buy their products
its a pity there is no minus score for ford motor car company
- Everest UA (2015-2018)
- Verified purchase
As a japanese car buyer historically I didn't expect much from a Ford but it was way better to drive than Prado and technology, infotainment, interior and overall look were way better so took a punt and bought instead of Prado. Overall fit and finish are slightly below Prado and it has a bit more plastic under it where Toyota use steel but I took a chance on this as well.
After 40,000km on a trip around Australia towing a camper trailer on some pretty rough roads the car has performed well with no issues or problems. As I said being a Ford ...I expected a few issues but so far so good. We have also found the dealer network around Australia to be helpful and servicing costs are reasonable...my perception is it is cheaper to service than my old Subaru Outback which is a bonus. For our trip I only added heavy rear springs and air bags as our camper has a high towball load the rest of the car is standard. Overall I still enjoy the car and if I had to replace it tomorrow I'm pretty sure I would buy the same again. Overall
A very versatile 4WD
Hi. Our previous tow vehicles were Mitsubishi Pajero's x 3. The Pajero spare wheel made it awkward to fit the caravan connecting bits, the Grandchildren became to large for the seats in the back and our new caravan was over the tow bar weight limits for the hitch weights (Pajero, over 2500 kg the ball weight limit is 180 kg). However liked the Pajero very much.
The Everest has solved all those problems, plenty of space in the 3 rd row for adult size people, you can move the 2 nd row forward for more room while leaving plenty of space there, a t...
Purchased in September 2017.
- Everest UA (2015-2018)
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Ordinary mechanics can't deal with advanced tech when things go wrong
Car is great, comfortable, goes well and the tech is great when it works. The problem we've found with such a high tech car is that if you're unlucky enough to get a software glitch the mechanics at the dealer are simply not equipped to handle it. We have had two problems with our Everest.
The first one was an "adblue malfunction" (this is not the same as getting low on adBlue). It claimed to be a malfunction in the adBlue system and informed the driver that the car itself would stop working within a certain number of kilometres (e.g 897km)....This would have been worrying for somebody who was doing a long drive! After a few days (thankfully before the final kilometre countdown) the message would disappear (only to reoccur within a few weeks). Initially, the dealer did not know what to do. After some months, Ford came up with a software fix and after a couple of attempts the dealer was able to fix the problem. There probably never was an actual adBlue malfunction. But if the computer thought there was and stranded you, there might as well have been. A second problem we've had is that one suite of tech stops working for some days. So you will have no GPS, no Bluetooth, no USB use, no front parking sensor display. After a few days, it comes good again. This has been back to a Ford dealer several times, but it still happens. My feeling is that the mechanics at the dealer are simply not equipped to deal with software problems. Modern cars make heavy use of computers and technology, so when something goes wrong it may be beyond the powers of the mechanic to repair. No matter how good the mechanic, if the problem is in the software it may need a software "fix" from the company, which is not something that the dealer has control over. This has also made me trust the car less. Modern cars rely on software, including crucial things such as control of steering. To me, I need to feel that car manufacturers have a robust system of testing, implementing and repairing the software systems that are in our cars. If little things go wrong, it makes me more anxious about whether they've got the big things right. Anyway, I've found it to be a comfortable car which is great car to drive, but I almost don't care because I'm so annoyed with the amount of time I've had to waste getting minor software glitches fixed.
What a superb car! 7 seats and air conditioning available for each person - controlled either from the front or from row 2. When you have kids this is a god send in the summer. Drives very well / handles well and certainly does not feel like a big SUV. Off road ? Its brilliant - seems to conquer all terrain I've thrown at it here in Victoria
Sync 2 entertainment system / sat nav etc is very good although Sync 3 has just come out but its $2000 to upgrade !
Pulling a trailer is a breeze and you hardly notice its there
Overall i think this is a great car - in fact i used to own a Porsche Cayenne and this believe it or not is a better car
Great 4WD and tow vehcile
Purchased our Everest in November 2015 and have clocked up 60K KM. A lot of this has been towing our 2.7 tonne caravan. Had no issue and it fuel consumption, towing is 14/15 Ltrs per 100KM, well below my previous 4WD (Pajero) We live in a City and it is car like when driving around town. Steering is light and is way quieter in side than any other 4WD. Road holding is excellent for a large 4WD. Dashboard layout could be better with minor controls hard to reach.
Have towed on days in the North West of WA when temperature was 40C with no issues....
We've done over 30000km so far with not one single issue. Have put it through its paces off-road & it's performed great.
I was intending to buy a Prado but decided to go have a look at the Everest & bought it that day.
Good size family car. Rear seats fold right out of the way.
Currently shopping around for suspension & tyre upgrades to get into the more serious stuff.
The wife loves it. She finds it very easy to drive & manoeuvre through parking lots.
We're very happy with our purchase so far.
Super car. Extra comfy
we love our Everest. Couldn't be happier with our purchase. It's super comfy and a pleasure to drive. If there is a downfall on the car it's that it can be a bit thirsty. Ranging anywhere from 9.5ltrs to 100klms to 14ltrs to 100klms. The technology is awesome like the lane keeping and the adaptive cruise control but does lacks a few simple things that every car has had for ever such as a simple light around the ignition barrel and half decent headlights.
Best 4WD i have ever owned
So easy to drive, comfortable ,plenty of power ,very quiet for a diesel engine ,stacks of safety features,if you are looking for a 4WD this is the one.Running cost around 10 L per 100KM.Passenger comfort second & third row seating very good.Computer system is very easy to use.I was a Holden owner for many of years but the Ford Everest won me over by a mile.
Love our Everest.
The car handles really well, we bought the trend and added sat nav and a tow package.
The interior is nice, a bit plasticky but what cars aren't these days. Disappointed with the ford floor mats fitted by the dealer - they have torn holes in the carpet. Quite cheap to run a tank usually lasts me around 2 weeks with plenty of around town driving. Long trips I was getting 10L to the 100.
Questions & Answers
I have Everest 2017 the pre-collision assist comes up not available
I have a 2018 Everest Titanium, I want to put a bullbar for a 2020 model on it but the radar on my Everest is on the driver side and on the bullbar it needs to mount in the middle, if I move the radar to the middle would the radar still work correct, has anybody done this ?
why is it that my front drivers seat has collapsed just 20,000kms from new, and ford says its a wear and tare issue. I have a ford everest 4x4 trend auto 2017 the seats are not leather but the material sort and the one side of the seat has folded and is starting to collapse, the dealer says its the way i get out of the car, what a massive cop out been ford all my life totally angry and disappointed.
I would suggest that there should be a reasonable expectation that your seat should perform the way it was designed to and a seat should not collapse at 20k mark. I would recommend going directly to Ford Australia and suggest wear and tear is a ridiculous excuse. I would complain that this is warranty issue and you will take your compint to Fair Trading unless you get a satisfactory resolution
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