It’s been more than a year since Ford recalled 27,000 Kuga Hybrids. The ventilation from the battery may be faulty in some cases, so that the battery overheats and begins to burn. The problems involved 27,000 cars manufactured before June 26, 2020. Less than 600 were in Norway.
The problem now is that oil and gasoline can collect under the cover that protects the engine. In special cases, this can lead to a fire in the engine compartment, according to a Ford-Werke spokesperson in Germany.
About 3000 cars in Norway
In all, Ford is recalling 106,849 Kuga with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with either a regular hybrid or a plug-in hybrid. The cars were produced at the Valencia plant in Spain between August 2, 2019 and June 13, 2022. In Norway, a total of 3,358 kugas were sold in Norway during this period. 2,800 of which are hybrids or plug-in hybrids.
It’s the Ford-Werke spokesperson in Germany who tells the German auto site Kfz-rueckrufe The problem that may arise is due to the construction of the cover that protects the motor and the active closing mechanism in the grill. This should usually help the car get less air resistance when engine cooling is not needed.
You should dig holes
According to the spokesman, the improvements will include drilling several holes in this protective cap, so that gasoline and oil do not accumulate here. In addition, the active shutter of the grill will be adjusted, so that there is much better ventilation and a lower temperature in the engine compartment. In other words, there is no doubt that there is a malfunction in the engine or the engine itself.
According to the spokesperson, these measures are precautionary, as Ford expects that a fire can occur in only a few cars.
We asked Ford Norway for an exact figure on how many cars are being recalled in Norway and when repairs will begin. We did not receive a response to this on Tuesday.
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