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

The Ikon and Figo models recalled in South Africa were built in India between 2004 and 2012.

autos Updated: Jun 23, 2017 17:30 IST
The Ikon and Figo models recalled in South Africa were built in India between 2004 and 2012.
The Ikon and Figo models recalled in South Africa were built in India between 2004 and 2012. (Reuters file photo)

Ford Motor Co is recalling nearly 16,000 Ikon and Figo models in South Africa due to a potential fire risk, it said on Friday.

The models were built in India between 2004 and 2012, Ford said in a statement.

“A power steering fluid leak could result in fumes being emitted from the engine compartment,” it said.

“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.”

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