About 42,300 units of the new Ford Figo twins (hatchback and Aspire sedan) are being recalled soon to fix a software glitch with the Restraint Control Module (RCM), which could affect the functioning of the airbags. The vehicles affected are all Figo and Figo Aspire models till date.
The cars which may be affected by this error in software, will not deploy airbags in certain collisions in which they are intended to deploy.
Roughly half of the 40,000 units is accounted for by the hatchback model. The company has also halted the deliveries of the Figo twins for the past few days due to this issue. A software update is being readied and the new vehicles will be delivered only after the issue is fixed.
For the cars that are already on the road, the company will be getting in touch with the concerned customers individually. The update is estimated to take two – three hours of installation time and of course, it will be done at no cost to the customers.
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The Figo twins are being manufactured at Ford India’s Sanand plant in Gujarat. The duo forms a very important part of the automaker’s Indian portfolio but the sales have not been up to initial expectations. In fact, the weakening demand for the new Ford Figo twins has prompted the company to reduce the rate of production.