After issuing delivery suspension notice to the dealers across the country earlier this week, Ford India is now in the process of recalling over 40,000 units of its Figo twins -- Figo hatchback and Figo Aspire sedan -- in India.
The Times of India, citing sources, said that Ford is expected to announce a recall of over 40,000 units of Figo twin models in the country on Friday, April 22.
Ford confirmed to International Business Times India on Thursday, April 21 that the company has directed the dealers of Ford to halt the delivery of the Figo hatchback and Figo Aspire compact sedan models as it is inspecting a suspected software glitch in them.
"We have issued a Dealer Demonstration and Delivery Hold notice while we investigate a software concern related to the Restraints Control Module with Figo and Figo Aspire vehicles. Ford remains committed to delivering world-class quality vehicles to our customers, and Dealer Demonstration and Delivery Holds are part of that commitment," Ford India told IBT India.
According to the latest TOI report, while the cars at the dealerships would get a software upgrade in the coming days as the company is working on it, the cars which are already being sold will be recalled to fix the problem. The suspected software issue of Restraints Control Module is believed to be related to the deployment of the airbags. The owners of the affected models will be contacted by the company individually and the repair will be done free of cost, added the report. Ford is expected to commence the deliveries of the twin Figo models by next week.