A Port Elizabeth family is in shock after their Ford Kuga burst into flames while they were driving through Gelvandale in a horrifying echo of a similar incident in Wilderness a year ago that left another Kuga driver burnt beyond recognition. The Port Elizabeth incident in the early hours of Saturday will likely put more pressure on Ford‚ with a Facebook site of angry Kuga owners already set up and an estimated 38 burn-out incidents reported so far. Maria Daniels‚ 47‚ her boyfriend Alton Jantjies‚ 46‚ her two children and a friend escaped uninjured‚ but it could easily have been much worse. The SUV stalled and flames burst from under the bonnet just as they were about to roll into a service station. Daniels‚ a senior bank employee‚ bought the second-hand 2013 Kuga EcoBoost Titanium automatic with 68,000km on the odometer on December 9 from Ford dealer Eastern Cape Motors along the William Moffett Expressway. She said she had heard about the problems with the make, but was assured by...

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