Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Ford Galaxy MPV?
By their very nature, the Galaxy will have been used as a workhorse, so check for signs of wear and tear in the interior, especially in the folding rearmost seats. Also check for bodywork scuffing and, especially, check the alloy wheels for signs of kerb damage.
What are the most common problems with a used Ford Galaxy MPV?
Headlights may switch off without warning
Some early examples that were fitted with optional adaptive LED headlights might suffer with a software glitch that can switch the headlights off. Any Ford dealer will be able to upload the updated software to prevent any future problems, free of charge.
Clutch pressure plate fracture
This recall relates to vehicles fitted with the 1.5-litre petrol engine and were built between 7 July 2018 and 18 April 2018, where the clutch pressure plate may fracture. You may notice a burning smell and the vehicle slowing down, accompanied by a loud thud or bang. Contact your local Ford dealer to find out if your car is affected.
Oil sump may crack
There is a potential problem with early-build Galaxy vehicles where the engine oil sump at the bottom of the engine may crack in extreme circumstances if the engine overheats. Revised software is available for affected vehicles that's able to detect the engine overheating sooner and take action to prevent this.
Is a used Ford Galaxy MPV reliable?
There wasn't enough data to include the Ford Galaxy in our most recent Reliability Survey, but the Galaxy and S-Max have often scored quite well in the MPV class in the past. Ford as a brand finished in 14th place out of 31 manufacturers.
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