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
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.