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.
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
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