Ford's recall of Figos and Ikons explained

Owners of Ford Figos and Ikons - built in India between August 2004 and March 2012 - received emails on Wednesday to contact the dealership immediately to replace their vehicle's power-steering high-pressure hose.

Business Day Motoring editor, Mark Smythe, says the problem is fairly serious as fumes could go inside the vehicle and in extreme cases could pose a fire risk.

He says research coming out of India where these cars are manufactured says they are not aware of any fires.

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

At the moment it looks like Ford is being pro-active and voluntarily recalling these vehicles

Mark Smythe, Business Day Motoring editor

So far Ford has recalled 15 600 petrol-engine Figos and Ikons.

Smythe says this kind of hydrolic leaks on the power steering are quite common on a range of vehicles around the world.

Often we get these kind of recalls from the US and Europe saying some hose may leak or a coolant pump may overheat...

Mark Smythe, Business Day Motoring editor

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Ford's recall of Figos and Ikons explained


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