Used Ford Puma 2019-present review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Ford Puma hatchback?

Top-spec versions of the Puma have larger alloy wheels that can be susceptible to kerb damage, so check the wheels carefully. Also, look for any dents, dings and scratches to the bodywork, because paint and body repairs can be expensive. Make sure the clutch engages smoothly and that the car goes into gear easily.

There have been two recall notices issued for the Puma so far.

Reason for recall

It is possible that the hybrid battery connections may not have been torqued to Ford specification.

How to check if the vehicle is recalled

Contact the local FORD dealership or manufacturer. You will not need to pay for anything involving the recall.

How the manufacturer will repair

The MHEV battery connections need to be checked and torqued to the correct value

Number of affected vehicles

428

Reason for recall 2

The driver’s airbag retention springs may be outside of manufacturing specification and may not lock the module to the steering wheel

How to check if the vehicle is recalled

Contact the local FORD dealership or manufacturer. You will not need to pay for anything involving the recall.

How the manufacturer will repair

Install a replacement airbag retention spring.

Number of affected vehicles

24249

The Puma was too new to feature in our most recent reliability survey, but the similar Fiesta finished in 17th place in the small car class. Ford ranked 18th out of 31 brands in the same survey. 

If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information. 

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