South Africa awaits decision to recall Ford Kuga (or not)

Ford South Africa and the National Consumer Commission are expected to hold a joint media briefing regarding the future of Ford Kuga vehicles.

Several Ford Kugas have caught fire since the death Reshall Jimmy in December 2015 when his vehicle burst into flames.

Ford SA has reiterated that they will not recall vehicles until the data before them suggests there is something wrong with the vehicles.

As we have seen now there are around 45 reported on Ford Kugas catching fire since December 2015.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Jimmy's family has been trying to get answers from Ford SA since the incident occurred.

The Ford Escape which is the equivalent of Kuga in America was recalled in 2012 for having a very similar incident.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Kuga victim Reshall Jimmy's siblings Renisha and Kaveen Jimmy, will address a media briefing on behalf of all the Ford Kuga victims on Tuesday at 10am in Pretoria.

Attorney Rod Montano is expected to provide details of the civil claims that victims are planning to institute.

Listen to the full interview below for more information...


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