Ford recalling over 225,000 cars over fire risks
American auto giant Ford is finding itself in more trouble. If falling sales and dropping market share was not bad enough, it now has a huge PR crisis in its hand. The company is recalling over 225,000 vehicles over possible fire risks. These vehicles were sold in markets of US and Canada and include some popular vehicles like Ford Five Hundred sedan and Freestyle wagon.
Most of the vehicles being recalled are from the 2005-model year and include the Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, Mercury Grand Marquis and Montego sedans. The recall includes 127,493 Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans and Freestyle wagons. These have issues with their straps that secure the fuel tank to the vehicle body.
Another recall includes 98,444 Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, and Mercury Grand Marquis sedans. These recalls are related to the battery cable, which might scrape on an attaching bolt and could lead to a fire. This is bad time for such a publicity disaster for a company, which is suffering huge losses in its domestic market.
And this latest recalls come just a few months after they had to recall nearly 4 million vehicles in September because of the risk of engine fires.