| | Re: Ford Recalls 1L Figo, classic
The company said it is inspecting both gasoline and diesel variants of the Classic manufactured between January 2008 and December 2010 and those of the Figo made from March 2010 to December 2010 for a possible crack in the rear twist beam.
The crack can cause an abnormal noise which can lead to diminished performance, and even render the vehicle inoperable, the company said in an emailed statement Monday.
It is also recalling gasoline variants of the Figo and the Classic made between September 2010 and February 2011 because of oil leaks from the power-steering hose.
It is possible for the fluid used in the power-steering system "to come into contact with the vehicle's exhaust components, creating potential for smoke and, in extreme cases, fire," the company said.
Ford didn't say how many vehicles it is recalling or what will be the cost.
Ford launched the Figo, its first small car in India, in March 2010. The model has helped Ford revive sales in the country as it allowed the company to offer a product at price points which are preferred by a majority in India where nearly two-thirds of all cars sold are small hatchbacks.
The auto maker was banking heavily on local suppliers for the Figo to keep its costs low. The company buys nearly 85% of the Figo's parts from local suppliers.