The recall has majorly affects the two models – first-generation Ford Figo and Ford Fiesta Classic – manufactured at Ford’s Chennai based facility.
The power-assisted steering system issue includes hydraulic fluid leak that might cause fumes in the engine compartment.
Ford India has announced a voluntary recall exercise for 39,315 units of cars produced between 2004 – 2012 over the faulty power-assisted steering system. The recall has majorly affects the two models – first-generation Ford Figo and Ford Fiesta Classic – manufactured at Ford’s Chennai based facility. Both these cars have been discontinued in India.
The American carmaker has also issued the same recall in South Africa, where it exports the India-made models. The vehicles to be most affected by this exercise are Ikon and Figo, built during the same period. The power-assisted steering system issue includes hydraulic fluid leak that might cause fumes in the engine compartment. There is a possibility that the leaked power steering fluid come into contact with the exhaust system components and then leads to smoke or, in very rare cases, a possible fire. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Ford Cars in India
The service campaign will include technician’s inspection and replacement of the high-pressure power assisted steering hose. One must note that the replacement will be done at no additional cost. The company’s officials or Ford dealers will get in touch with the respective owners.
In a statement, Ford India said, “Ford India, through its dealers, will replace the high pressure power assisted steering hose on all affected vehicles. Ford remains committed to delivering world-class quality vehicles to its customers and this voluntary safety recall is part of that commitment.”
Besides this recall, Ford India recently made a change in the Endeavour’s model lineup. The company has completely scrapped the manual variants of the SUV, and trimmed down the carline in just three variants. Talking about the future plans, the carmaker has EcoSport facelift in the pipeline that might see a release during coming festive season.