Thursday, 19 January 2017

Owners of Ford Models complaint over burning vehicle

Cape Town – Owners of other models of the Ford Kuga  say their vehicles have also caught fire, challenging the vehicle manufacturer's claims that only one version of the car has a fault that could result in it bursting into flames.

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) on Thursday confirmed it had received complaints from owners of the Ford Kuga 2.5l Turbo and the Ford Kuga 1.5l EcoBoost.

"We assess and process the complaints on an individual basis," said NCC spokesperson Trevor Hattingh.

Ford Kuga recall: What’s gone wrong and who is to blame?
This follows Ford's announcement on Monday that it was recalling 4 556 Kuga 1.6l EcoBoost models produced between December 2012 and February 2014.

Ford CEO Jeff Nemeth said the fires were due to overheating caused by engine coolant not circulating properly.

On Thursday Ford reiterated that the recall only applied to the Kuga 1.6l.

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