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Ford India recalls 130,000 cars

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An employee speaks to a potential customer next to a Ford car inside the company's showroom in Mumbai.—Reuters Photo
An employee speaks to a potential customer next to a Ford car inside the company's showroom in Mumbai.—Reuters Photo

MUMBAI: Ford India says it is recalling nearly 130,000 of its most popular cars in India. The manufacturing defects date back as far as 2008 and can cause fire and other problems. 

The company says it will examine 111,000 Ford Figo and Classic models manufactured between January 2008 and December 2010 for a faulty rear twist beam, which can compromise brake performance and make the vehicle inoperable.

Ford will also replace a hose in 17,655 Figo and Classic cars produced between September 2010 and February 2011 as a precautionary measure. The company says oil can leak from the hose, resulting in noxious fumes, smoke and in extreme cases, fire.

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ahmed rizwan Aug 14, 2012 12:10pm
Incompetency .... but better than nothing.
bharat Aug 14, 2012 10:44am
This is a positive move, will go a long way in developing trust with Indian consumers
pr sharma Aug 15, 2012 08:29pm
It is business honesty .