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Hi, I have a 61 plate (Mk1 I think) Kuga titanium x 4x4 tdci. 2 litre 161 bhp.
Whilst pulling my caravan ( which is under the weight needed for the car to pull it) doing between 50 and 55 mph the car loses power and the engine management light comes. We had to pullover and turn off the engine. This has happened twice now. I had an engineer connect diagnostics on the car but the error code had already disappeared. Any ideas or has anyone experienced the same problem?
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Welcome to the forum Jbc1066.
Lots of friendly helpful people on here to give you some advice on your cars problem.
Unless you can pull a code from the car it will be very hard to diagnose the fault your getting?
So does the car drive normal without the caravan attached?
 

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Thankyou Happyarry.
yes the car drives fine without the caravan attached. It just seems to be underpowered when towing even though it’s a 2 ltr. I towed the same caravan with a Citroen c3 1.6 and had no problems. Just have to wait and see I guess. Thanks for replying 👍
 

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Thankyou Happyarry.
yes the car drives fine without the caravan attached. It just seems to be underpowered when towing even though it’s a 2 ltr. I towed the same caravan with a Citroen c3 1.6 and had no problems. Just have to wait and see I guess. Thanks for replying 👍
I have a facelift MkII at 150bhp, and tow our 1532 kg caravan... The Kuga absolutely eats it... You need to get those errors read as they occur...
 

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thanks Guzzilazz I will get myself a diag box code reader before we venture out with the caravan again. Need to get this problem sorted 👍
 

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If you're getting a OBD scanner to help resolve, can I suggest with a mk1 kuga you get a code reader that is compatible with either Forscan or Elmconfig.

Some codes general code readers will pick up others are specialist to the car manufacturer.

Forscan and Elmconfig are both software that run on a laptop which are most effective at picking up the most codes. As they are designed specifically for these fords

Plenty of people on this forum are good with one or both software so plenty of advice to be had.
 

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I just had a fault that pretty much matches yours, though you need to get an OBDII reader to confirm fault code.

Car not been running smooth, had engine management light on instrument panel come on. Fortunately I have an OBDII reader in the car and use Torque Lite app to read the fault which was P2463 (DPF related). Used Torque Lite to clear the fault. Then a couple of weeks ago the Engine Malfunction light appeared with fault code P2002. Fault would reset whenever ignition turned off.

Thought fault due to it not being on a long run for a while, car does mostly short journeys now since we got rid of the 2nd car. So, last week I took car on a long run down to Preston from North Scotland. Fault got worse, Engine Malfunction light appeared when under high fuelling conditions, fast acceleration or load when going up hill. Had to nurse the car on way back home, fortunately she liked being on cruise control at 69 mph, until going uphill.

Got car booked in local garage for diagnostics. Turned out to be the DPF Sensor.

Andy
 
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