Ford Kuga owners — under threat from the self-combustion of their vehicles — have yet another problem to deal with: an apparent shortage and backlog in the parts necessary to stop their vehicles from catching fire. The backlog appears set to last until the middle of January and possibly stretch into February‚ according to several Kuga owners who have attempted to get their cars fixed. Numerous Kuga owners have taken to social media to vent their anger over the parts shortage. Ford believes that a faulty coolant system on 2013-2014 Kuga models is responsible for the 43 Kugas that have caught fire on SA’s roads since December 2015. Forensic experts are‚ however‚ at loggerheads about what the causes are‚ with independent investigators claiming that a faulty plastic fuel pipe connection and an electrical wiring problem are responsible for the fires.

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