Ford South Africa recalls 15 600 Figos and Ikons (built between 2004 and 2012)

Ford South Africa is asking owners of 15 600 petrol-engine Figos and Ikons, built in India between August 2004 and March 2012, to “immediately” contact a dealership.

The company warns owners of a fire-risk posed by the power steering high pressure hose.

Replacement parts and labour are free, but Ford says it can’t guarantee a courtesy car.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Times Media Consumer Writer Wendy Knowler.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Ford is at pains to say there haven’t been any cases in South Africa that they are aware of.

Wendy Knowler, Times Media

16 of these cars have caught fire globally.

Wendy Knowler, Times Media

Ford says it doesn’t know if the Nelspruit Figo [that burst into flames] is related to this recall.

Wendy Knowler, Times Media

Ford would say manufacturers issue recalls all the time.

Wendy Knowler, Times Media

It’s not great for Ford.

Wendy Knowler, Times Media

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