Ford issues global recall for 27,000 cars after fears models may overheat and catch fire

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Ford issues global recall for 27,000 cars after fears models may overheat and catch fire

Ford has issued a recall for all affected models while the brand has temporarily suspended sales of the vehicle. The model affected is the firm’s b

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Ford has issued a recall for all affected models while the brand has temporarily suspended sales of the vehicle. The model affected is the firm’s brand new Kuga plug-in hybrid model which is on the market for a top value of £35,000. 

Drivers have also been told to keep the car in EV Auto drive mode until further notice if they have charge remaining in their vehicle. 

In a key find, Ford has revealed the issue only affects Kuga models built before the end of June.

The PHEV Kuga model has proved successful among buyers, becoming the most popular model in the range. 

Sales figures show the PHEV model was responsible for 51.1 percent of all Kuga sales in Europe over the second quarter. 

The model is also fitted with a range of high-tech extras such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist Systems. 

The recall notice comes just months after a series of issues with some of the firm’s US models. 

Ford recalled over two million cars across popular model ranges such as the Focus and Fiesta after a door issue was reported in June. 

The issue related to a faulty door latch which could become unsafe while a vehicle was in motion. 

Ford also issued three major safety recalls on 40,000 models in May for a range of issues across various vehicles. 

The firm’s Navigation and Expedition models were found with faults on their brand new onboard technology system. 

Meanwhile, 10,000 of Ford’s popular Mustang models were affected by a simple transmission glitch. 

Express.co.uk have contacted Ford regarding this latest Kuga recall. 



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