The Indian subsidiary of American auto major Ford Motor Company said it will recall 1,66,021 units of its best-selling compact cars - Figo and Classic, to fix the technical glitches in the rear twist beam (RTB) and power-assisted steering (PAS) hose.
The annoucement seems to be an extension of Ford's last move to recall over 1.28 lakh units of Figo and Classic cars over the same issues in 2012.
Ford will recall 1,09,469 units of Figo and 22,453 Classic vehicles manufactured between January 2011 and June 2012, to fix the RTB issue. It will also recall 30,681 units of Figo and 3,418 units of Classic which were produced between January 2010 and August 2010 and March 2011 and November 2011, respectively, for the inspection of the PAS. The company also maintained that the recall is voluntary and no causalities or complaints were registered so far.The owners of affected vehicles will be contacted directly through Ford's dealerships across the country
"Ford India is extending its existing voluntary Field Service Action (FSA) and will recall the remaining batches of Ford Figo and Ford Classic models to inspect them for potential issues related to the Rear Twist Beam (RTB) and the Power Assisted Steering (PAS) Hose," Ford India said in a statement adding that "This is to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our customers by inspecting and replacing any potentially affected parts as required... Ford India will continue to drive this service initiative through its authorised dealers.
Recently, Ford had also recalled the diesel version of its best-selling EcoSport SUV in the country to fix the problems related to its glow plug module.