THE UGLY

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Ford’s han­dling of the de­fects with its Kuga SUV, which has led to the death of one per­son and at least 47 Ku­gas catch­ing fire, has been com­pletely un­ac­cept­able. In­surance com­pa­nies have con­firmed that they had alerted Ford to is­sues re­lat­ing to the Kuga as far back as 2014, The Times re­ported, yet the au­tomaker only is­sued an alert to con­sumers in De­cem­ber af­ter it was sum­moned by the Na­tional Con­sumer Com­mis­sion. The cars were only re­called on 17 Jan­uary. Most in­tol­er­a­ble of all is Ford’s ap­par­ent at­tempts to ob­fus­cate the cause of the Kuga fire that killed Re­shall Jimmy in De­cem­ber 2015.

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