In November 2016 the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) issued eight recalls for passenger cars.

A large recall affects the Ford Kuga. More than 20,000 produced from 2008-2010 allegedly need replacement washer jets, since they may rust and then overheat, causing a localised fire.

Ford recalls 4,500 cars in S.Africa after fires.

US motor giant Ford on Monday recalled 4,500 1.6-litre Kuga cars in South Africa after nearly 40 incidents in which vehicles were reported to have burst into flames.

Over recent years, the SUV model has been the focus of repeated accounts in South Africa of spontaneous fires taking hold while the car was being driven.

"We are now announcing a voluntary safety recall of the Kuga 1.6," Ford South Africa chief executive Jeffrey Nemeth told a press conference in Pretoria.





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