Ford SA will recall controversial Kuga vehicle
The recall comes after a high-level meeting was held on Friday between senior Ford executives and National Consumer Commission lawyers
Ford SA is going to recall the Ford Kuga. CEO Jeffrey Nemeth will make the announcement this afternoon at a media conference‚ in conjunction with the National Consumer Commission (NCC), Timeslive says. The recall was confirmed by Rod Montano‚ a lawyer for family of Kuga fire victim Reshall Jimmy. “In a discussion with the NCC we were informed by lawyers for the commission that there would be a recall on the 2012 to 2014 Kuga models‚” he said. The details of the recall were unclear. Earlier on Monday, the Jimmy family — through Montano — handed over dozens of complaints from Kuga owners whose vehicles had caught fire, to the NCC. The handover is part of the start of a class-action case against Ford‚ which the family is leading. Since 2014‚ Ford has known of the Kuga’s potentially deadly safety flaw‚ but has done nothing to address the matter. The company was informed over the past two years by various insurance companies about the flaws through investigations by their forensic invest...
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