Motor Industry Code of Practice.
The Motor Ombudsman is the automotive dispute resolution body. Fully-impartial, it is the first ombudsman to be focused solely on the automotive sector, and self-regulates the UK’s motor industry through its comprehensive Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)-approved Codes of Practice.
Over 7,500 businesses, are accredited to one or more of the Codes covering new cars, sales, vehicle warranties, and servicing and repair. These drive even higher standards of work and service, and give consumers added protection, peace of mind and trust during the vehicle purchase and ownership experience.
Our commitment to the highest standards
As you would expect, Ford is more than happy to comply with, and subscribes to the Motor Industry Codes of Practice, designed to make the Motor Industry fair for all customers.
As you’ll see below, the Codes cover important rules about selling new cars, as well as guidelines for services and repairs.
From time to time there may be instances when you, our customer, are not satisfied with either the product or service that we have provided. In this instance we would always like you to talk to us directly so that we can try to rectify this.
Whilst we are clearly committed to a high quality of customer service there may be times when we are not able to resolve a dispute. In this unlikely event we would refer you to an ADR provider, either The Motor Ombudsman or the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), depending on the nature of the dispute. ADR is explained below.
How to contact The Motor Ombudsman
If you are unhappy with our service we abide by both the Motor Industry Service and Repair Code of Practice and the Motor Industry New Car Code of Practice, which can be found on The Motor Ombudsman website - www.themotorombudsman.org.
The Motor Ombudsman will offer free impartial information and if appropriate an alternative dispute resolution process in the event that you are not satisfied with the outcome of a concern.
For further information you can visit The Motor Ombudsman website - www.themotorombudsman.org or call their Information Line on 0843 910 9000. Calls are charged at 7p per minute plus your phone operator’s connection charge.