End of life vehicles
Bought a new Ford vehicle but don’t know what to do with your old one? Don’t worry. We’ll ‘take back’ any Ford vehicle free of charge. And it doesn’t matter what the date of first registration is.
We work with independent operators to offer professional take back services to all customers. All Ford appointed sites are fully licensed by the relevant local authority and also meet our quality standards for the receipt, treatment and recovery of end of life vehicles.
As you’d expect, there are a few conditions for a free take back. Here are the details:
- Valid for all passenger vehicles with up to nine seats and up to a permissible total weight of 3.5 tonnes.
- Vehicles must be delivered to a manufacturer's appointed free take back facility.
- Vehicle must be complete, containing the essential components including engine, transmission, coachwork, wheels and catalyst (where fitted).
- Vehicle must be free from additional waste (such examples include garden/household waste, additional tyres etc).
The legal stuff
The End of Life Vehicles Directive (2000/53/EC) requires manufacturers to meet all or a significant part of the cost of processing end of life vehicles with nil or negative market value for all vehicles of their brand(s). Manufacturers and their contracted partners must also meet stringent recycling targets – 85% by weight of a vehicle as of 2006 and 95% by 2015.
To find your nearest Ford appointed End of Life Vehicle Take Back Station view the link below or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre on 021 432 9290 for advice on the safe and proper disposal of end of life vehicles.