'Elementary Mistakes' by Ford South Africa During Kuga Crisis?

Ford South Africa's decision to implement a recall of its 1.6-litre EcoBoost Kuga vehicles only after the National Consumer Commission's involvement suggests that the company was in denial over the scale of the crisis, writes Owen Skae for The Conversation.

  • South Africa:   Ford 'Reacted Badly in a Crisis'

    The Conversation Africa, 29 January 2017

    In December 2015, Reshall Jimmy burnt to death in his 1.6-litre EcoBoost Ford Kuga in South Africa. Since then a recorded 51 Kugas have caught alight across the country, and two… Read more »

A Ford Kuga family SUV after it burst into flames in Durban despite technicians assuring the owner the vehicle was safe to drive.


  • Ford Recalls its Kuga 1.6 Vehicles

    Publication Date:
    16 January 2017

    The global car manufacturer's local operation has been forced to recall more than 4 000 Kuga Ecoboost 1.6 litre models manufactured between December ... see more »


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