New Delhi, Aug 14 (): US auto giant Ford’s India is recalling more than 100,000 units of its popular Figo and Classic models. Around 1.28 lakh cars will be recalled to check for the twin defects, rear twist beam (RTB) and power steering hose (PSH).
Ford India said it was recalling all cars manufactured between September 2010 and February 2011 to replace the power steering hose. The problem Power steering hose (PSH) may develop an oil leak. This leak could result in the emission of hazardous fumes. The statement reported that there was also a possibility for the steering fluid to come in contact with the exhaust, probably leading to fumes or a fire.
The company spokesman said 17,655 units of Ford Figo and Ford Classic would have their power steering hoses replaced. The company spokesman said, “All Figo and Classic petrol engine vehicles manufactured from September 2010 till February 2011 will have the PSH replaced as a precautionary measure to ensure the long-term durability of the vehicle.”
111,000 vehicles sold in the country between January 2008 and December 2010 will be inspected for technical and engineering fitness. After an inspection, the rear twist beams (RTB) will be replaced if found defective. In the statement about RTB, the problem has been identified as a potential crack, for which signs are an abnormal sound from the rear.
However, Ford India said no injuries arising out of these issues have been reported in the country.
The company is contacting owners of potentially affected vehicles via letters and through its nationwide dealership network.
Owners of Figo or Fiesta Classic can visit Ford’s field service action page where you will have to enter your vehicle’s 17-character Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), whether the vehicle is due for a recall.
Owners may also contact the dealers or call Ford India Customer Relations Group on 1800 419 9889.