The Indian unit of global automaker, Ford has announced that it is recalling about 130,000 in some of the most popular model due to manufacturing defects that can cause fire and other issues.
Ford India said that it will check 111,000 Ford Figo and Classic petrol and diesel models that were produced between January 2008 and December 2010 for a faulty rear twist beam that can affect brake performance. The twist beam may also leave the car unable to be driven y the drivers.
The company will also check and replace a hose in 17,655 Figo and Classic cars that were manufactured between September 2010 and February 2011 for precaution. The company observed that the oil that may leak from the hose may cause noxious fumes, smoke and even fire in extreme cases.
The recall announced by Ford India comes after similar moves by other automakers including Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co., Suzuki Motor Corp. and Tata Motors Ltd.
The company manufactures Fiesta sedan and the Endeavour sport-utility vehicle at is unit near Chenani in south India. Ford India is investing $1 billion to build a new factory at Sanand in Gujarat and it is expected to be become operational in 2014.
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