Ford recalls Figo and Classic once again for the same reason as that of 2012
Ford India has announced to recall over 1.66 lakh cars. This is the largest recall announced by a car manufacturer in the country. The previous highest was GM recalling 1.14 lakh Tavera MUVs in July this year. The reason Ford has announced this recall, is due to rectify problems with rear suspension and steering in their Figo hatchback and Classic sedan. The newly launched EcoSport is not affected.
Of the 166,021 units recalled by Ford, 131,922 have problem with rear suspension, which could result in decreasing the efficiency of handling, ride quality, and braking. The remaining cars have problem with steering. To fix this problem, Ford India will replace the power steering hose in all of them.
In a statement released by Ford India, they said, “Ford India is extending its existing voluntary field service action (FSA) and will recall the remaining batches of Ford Figo and Ford Classic models to inspect them for potential issues related to the rear twist beam (RTB) and the power assisted steering (PAS) hose.” Ford has stated that they will contact customers with affected vehicles to bring their cars to service stations, they have also asked owners to contact nearby showrooms if their was manufactured in the above said period and is having issues with braking, handling or power steering.