Ford India on Friday, April 22 issued a voluntary recall of its Figo twin models — the Figo hatchback and Figo Aspire compact sedan to fix a software issue. The company said about 42,300 Figo and Figo Aspire have been affected by an issue with the Restraint Control Module (RCM).
The recall includes the Figo hatchback and Figo Aspire models, which were being manufactured since the launch until April 12, 2016. The company will get in touch with the owners of the affected models and carry out the repairs free of cost.
"Ford India is proactively issuing a voluntary safety recall for approximately 42,300 Figo and Figo Aspire vehicles, built at the Sanand plant since launch until April 12, 2016, to correct a software issue with the Restraint Control Module (RCM)," the company said in a statement. Ford launched both Figo Aspire and the Figo hatchback in India last year. The software issue cited by the company on the RCM can result in airbags not getting deployed in certain collisions.
Ford India has directed its dealers across the country to stop the delivery of the Figo hatchback and Figo Aspire compact sedan models till the issue is resolved. The vehicles manufactured after April 12, 2016 are cleared for deliveries.