Ford re­calls Figo and Ikon mod­els

The Star Early Edition - - BUSINESS REPORT -

FORD South Africa has re­port­edly an­nounced a firerisk re­lated re­call of Ford Figo and Ikon mod­els. The Her­ald in Port El­iz­a­beth said own­ers of 15 600 petrol-en­gined Fi­gos and Ikons‚ built in In­dia between Au­gust 2004 and March 2012 and sold in South Africa‚ re­ceived e-mails from the car maker on Wed­nes­day ask­ing them to “im­me­di­ately” con­tact a Ford deal­er­ship to re­place their ve­hi­cle’s power steer­ing high pres­sure hose. At­tempts by Busi­ness Re­port to ob­tain com­ment from Ford SA were un­suc­cess­ful. The cus­tomer e-mails said: “The hose may split‚ re­sult­ing in a power steer­ing fluid leak… (which… may make it) 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.” – Staff Re­porter

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