Ford has recalled approximately 42,300 units of its two models – the new Figo hatchback and Figo Aspire compact sedan – in India. Both the cars have a software-related issue in the Restraint Control Module (RCM) that is causing airbags malfunctioning. As part of its recall campaign, the company will voluntarily upgrade software on the affected cars. The recall is for the Figo and Aspire models that have been produced at Ford’s Sanand plant.
The software upgradation will be carried at all Ford dealerships across India at no charge. In an official statement, Ford has confirmed that the software upgrade has already been implemented on the stocked cars, and their deliveries have been commenced.
For people not in the know, the American carmaker has brought down the production of Figo and Figo Aspire due to poor market demand. The company reduced car’s production to 10,800 units from 20,000 units per month. Currently, the production of both the models is limited to 6,500 units/ month. Ford’s best-selling EcoSport compact SUV, too, is facing tough competition from the newly-launched Maruti Vitara Brezza.
Both the Ford Figo hatchback and Figo Aspire are available with three powertrain options – a 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol, and a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol and a 1.5-litre TDCi diesel. While the diesel mill returns a claimed mileage of 25.83kmpl, the 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre petrol units offer 18.16kmpl and 17kmpl respectively.