Old Ford Figo and Ford Classic recalled in India over steering issue
Ford Fiesta Classic and 1st gen Ford Figo manufactured during 2004-2012 could have serious issues with power assisted steering system.
Though both Ford Fiesta Classic and 1st gen Ford Figo have been discontinued from the market, Ford India has announced a recall of 39,315 such models produced from the company’s Chennai plant during 2004 and 2012.
The company has notified owners to bring in these vehicles to the nearest Ford dealerships where authorized personnel will inspect the vehicles. If found faulty, these high pressure power assisted steering hose will be replaced on all recalled vehicles.
Ford India has ascertained that hydraulic fluid leak could result in fumes being emitted from the engine on contact with the vehicle’s exhaust system. This in turn could cause excessive smoke or in some cases, even fire.
Earlier this month, Ford Motor Company had also issued recall of 16,000 Ikon and Figo models in South Africa due to fire risk. These Made-in-India Ford Ikon and Figo models were also produced during the period 2004 and 2012 and were recalled due to constraints in power steering fluid liquid leak which could result in fumes in the engine compartment. Ford South Africa had also recalled 4,500 Kuga SUVs earlier this year following reports of vehicles catching fire.
All these recalls are a part of Ford’s continued commitment to delivering world class vehicles to customers and these voluntary recalls are a part of this commitment.