Ford recalls 15600 cars in South Africa over fire risk

Posted June 25, 2017

Ford South Africa has also issued a similar recall due to the same fault.

U.S. automaker Ford has announced a recall of 39,315 cars in India, including the Ford Fiesta Classic and previous-generation Ford Figo that rolled out of Ford's facility in Chennai between 2004 and 2012.

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In an official announcement, Ford said, "It may also be possible for power steering fluid to come into contact with the vehicle's exhaust system components, creating the potential for smoke and, in extreme cases, fire".

Owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted by the company and dealerships directly.

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Previously, Ford India had recalled 1,66,021 units of Figo and Fiesta Classic models in September 2013 to rectify faulty rear twist beam and the power steering hose.

Ford relies on its dealerships to provide customers with courtesy cars, but said "this can not be guaranteed".

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall of three models which were manufactured in India.

This is not the first time Ford India has issued a recall.

Ford on Friday announced a recall of more than 39,000 units of Fiesta Classic and the previous-generation Ford Figo over concerns related to high-pressure, power-assisted steering hose.

And in 2016, it recalled 42,300 units of the new generation Figo and compact sedan Figo Aspire to fix a software malfunction which could potentially lead to malfunctioning of airbags during an accident.