Ford announces 'safety recall' of Kuga

2017-01-16 15:31

Pretoria - Ford has announced a 'safety recall' of the Kuga after several reports of the utility vehicles bursting into flames.

The National Consumer Commission has confirmed the decision.

The commission held a media briefing on Monday afternoon.

In December last year, the automaker released a statement after a Kuga 1.6 EcoBoost SUV caught fire.

It notified owners that it was investigating reports of engine fires in that model and asked owners to take their vehicle to their dealer for a maintenance check.

The company suspected that it may be due to the vehicle's engine overheating but was still investigating.

In 2015 33-year-old Reshall Jimmy died when his Ford Kuga caught fire whilst on holiday. His family wants Ford to take responsibility for his death.

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