In the biggest vehicle recall in the country, Ford India on Friday said it is recalling 1,66,021 units of its best selling compact cars Figo and Classic sedan to rectify problems related to steering and rear suspension.
The recall will impact different batches of Figo and Classic models manufactured between January 2010 and June 2012.
“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.
With respect to the RTB, 1,09,469 units of Ford Figo and 22,453 Ford Classic produced and sold from January 2011 till June 2012 will need to be inspected but will not necessarily need part replacements, it said.
In the case of the Power Steering Hose, 30,681 units of Ford Figo and 3,418 units of Ford Classic produced and sold in India from January 2010-August 2010 and March 2011-November 2011 will be inspected and then replaced, Ford India said.
“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,” the company said.
No injuries or accidents related to the RTB or PAS issues have been reported, the company added.