Ford South Africa issues third recall of Kuga vehicles

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Ford Motor Company South Africa has issued another urgent safety recall of its Kuga vehicles.

The recall comes after Ford discovered that the insulation surrounding the front seatbelt retractor’s pre-tensioner posed a fire risk in the event of a head-on collision. Ford says that activation of the pre-tensioner could cause the insulation to catch fire.

As reported by Wheels24, this recall affects all Kuga vehicles built in Spain between July 2012 and June 2014 regardless of engine size or type.

“The solution is to remove the insulation material from the area around the seatbelt retractor pre-tensioner to prevent the risk of fire,” said Ford.

The firm goes on to say that Kuga owners that weren’t affected by the previous recalls should contact their dealer. Customers who were affected by the previous recall should also contact their dealer.

“The repair work for this recall should not take more than an hour to complete,” said Ford.

To schedule an appointment customers should contact Ford Customer Service at 0800 204 688  or 012 843 5824. Alternatively you can email Ford at [email protected]

It’s estimated that some 7 219 Kuga vehicles in South Africa are affected by this recall.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.