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Ford SA to recall 10 000 Figos?

Published: August 15, 2012 | 7:19 am
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About 10 000 Figos in South Africa will be affected by a recall by Ford India, according to reports on Wednesday.

According to www.automobil.co.za, Ford SA is expecting supplies of replacement parts by the end of August and will begin contacting the owners of affected cars from then.

Ford’s India unit said earlier this week that it was recalling at least 111 000 vehicles to check for potentially faulty parts that could cause breakdowns or fires.

Ford India said it wanted to inspect certain batches of its top-selling Figo hatchback and Classic sedan models that rolled off assembly lines between January 2008 and February 2011 for possible problems.

Ford in a statement called the recall “a voluntary and pre-emptive” action and said no injuries relating to the possible problems had been reported.

The company said it would replace the power steering hose on some cars because of fears a possible oil leak could cause fire “in extreme cases”.

The firm also said it wanted to check other vehicles for a potential suspension problem that could render the cars “inoperable” and promised to replace any defective parts.

A Ford spokesperson said 17 655 units of Ford Figo and Ford Classic would have their power steering hoses replaced and around 111 000 vehicles would be inspected for potential cracks in the suspension.

A number of the cars would be checked for both problems.


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