Ford recalls 15,600 cars in South Africa over fire risk

Ford Motor is recalling nearly 16,000 Ikon and Figo models in South Africa due to a potential fire risk. Ford said in a statement that the models were built between 2004 and 2012 in India.

“A power steering fluid leak could result in fumes being emitted from the engine compartment. It may also be possible for power steering fluid to come into contact with the vehicle’s exhaust system components, creating the potential for smoke and, in extreme cases, fire” the statement read.

Earlier this year in South Africa, Ford recalled 4,500 Kuga SUVs following dozens of reports of the vehicles catching fire.

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