Ford SA fined R35m for selling problematic Kugas, offers R50 000 in damages to complainants

2019-11-29 14:31

Ford Motor Company South Africa has been fined R35m by the National Consumer Commission of South Africa after it found the company had "engaged in prohibited conduct" by distributing the Ford Kuga 1.6 EcoBoost, some of which caught fire.

Fixing Ford SA

2018-03-15 09:16

Casper Kruger, managing director of Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa, has a tough task: he needs to rebuild the public’s trust in the brand in the wake of the Kuga crisis.

Renewed probes as different Ford Kuga model catches fire

2018-03-09 17:26

A 2016 1.5l Ford Kuga model has recently caught alight, stoking fears that the challenge of combusting car engines has not been adequately dealt with.

Ford Kuga recall in SA: 'Phase 2' begins, more fixes for SUVs

2017-07-26 15:03

Ford has announced that Phase 2 of its massive Kuga recall has been launched on Wednesday, and South Africa will be the first country to undergo the global fix. And, the new Kuga is already at local dealers!

'I will never ever buy a Ford product' - User

2017-03-09 06:30

The National Consumer Commission has announced the complaints for the Ford South Africa matter go beyond the scope of the product safety recall. Readers respond...

Another Ford Kuga recall: More than 800 SUVs affected by brake issue

2017-03-06 13:58

Ford South Africa has issued warning letters to owners of its 2.0-litre diesel-powered Kuga SUVs to highlight a potential brake problem. More than 800 SUVs are affected.

Kuga crisis: Ford SA can still repair its brand

2017-02-20 09:57

'Ford cannot afford to let its reputation be tarnished any further. It’s time to stop the Ford Kuga bleed,' writes UCT professors Mlenga Jere and Raymond van Niekerk on Ford SA's Kuga SUV crisis.

Not just SA, Ford Kuga up in flames in New Zealand

2017-02-02 18:30

It's not just South Africa that's affected by Ford SUVs bursting into flames as a Kuga has reportedly caught fire in Auckland, New Zealand.

Your Ford SUV on fire? Here's what happens during a Kuga repair

2017-01-20 06:30

Want to know which components are repaired in the Ford Kuga fire recall? Eagle Ford service manager, Cassie du Toit, shows what the repairs entail. Watch this video!

WATCH: Drive-by observer films another Ford Kuga exploding near CT

Another video has surfaced of a Ford Kuga burning and exploding, this time just before Sir Lowry’s pass near Cape Town. Watch.

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Ford Kuga inquest: Witness says he always suspected foul play

2019-03-26 19:16

One of the first witnesses at the scene on the night Reshall Jimmy's Ford Kuga went up in flames maintains his initial thought was that foul play was involved in the inferno.

Institutions showing signs of death - Part 1: The National Consumer Commission

2018-03-13 09:04

South Africa has an institution dedicated to fight on behalf of aggrieved consumers. It is alive. No, it is dead. It's called the National Consumer Commission, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

WATCH: Yet another Ford Kuga goes up in flames

Yet another Ford Kuga has caught fire, this time just outside Estcourt in KZN last Friday. This follows a number of safety recalls in South Africa for the model due to fire concerns. Watch.

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Ford boss wanted post-mortem, toxicology reports from Kuga victim's family

2017-05-25 14:26

After the former CEO of Ford SA had offered to give the elderly mother of Reshall Jimmy a new Ford in a meeting with the family last week, he also requested a long list of information from them in order to reach a settlement.

Ford SA, Consumer Commission under fire over Kuga

2017-03-07 15:24

Ford South Africa and the National Consumer Commission have received a tongue-lashing from Parliament about the way in which the recall of the Kuga SUV was handled.

Ford SA makes a plan: 'Extended cover' for ALL Kuga SUVs

2017-02-23 10:37

Ford South Africa has announced an extended cover plan for its Kuga SUVs following more than 45 incidents of its popular model catching fire.

Kuga repair issue in Mbombela: Ford SA, owner responds

2017-02-13 14:00

A Ford Kuga SUV owner returned his vehicle in Nelspruit (Mbombela), after it had been repaired. Ford SA and the owner responds...

The 8 best & worst motoring moments in January: Kuga fires and more

2017-01-31 08:13

From Ford's Kuga-fire saga in South Africa to Arnold Schwarzenegger's battery-powered Geladenwagen 4x4, here are some of the best and worst motoring moments in January.

Owners of other Ford models join complaints over burning vehicles

2017-01-19 20:19

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.

#FordKuga: Readers 'wary of buying' Fords

2017-01-19 07:32

We asked readers if SA's Kuga-fire saga would put them off purchasing a Ford in the future? Thousands responded...

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