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What happened to Ford Kuga that was reportedly to catch fire ?

The Ford Kuga is a compact sport utility vehicle produced by ford since 2008.The kuga was originally European designed and sold in Europe and a few other markets but beginning in 2012 for the 2013 model year it would be marketed in North America as the Ford Escape.

Ford confirms kuga fires confined to single model concedes engine overheating a possible cause. Finally Ford SA has confirmed that the risk of its Kuga SUV catching fire is confined to a particular model the 1.6 litre EcoBoost possibly as a result of engine overheating.

Ford has temporarily suspended sales of its new Kuga plug in hybrid SUV and issued a recall after four have caught fire due to over-heating batteries. The brand has issued a safety recall for all affected models and said repairs will commence once the required parts are available.

Once the current stage of the safety recall is completed and with proper maintenance of the cooling system the 1.6 kuga is safe to drive. Ford confirmed that there have been no reports of a kuga catching fire after the completion of the safety recall action.

The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has agreed to pay a fine of R35-million and to offer three compensation options to the 56 Ford Kuga 1.6 EcoBoost owners whose vehicles caught fire, in agreement with the National Consumer Commission.

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