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Recalls & faults: Ford Mk.2 Kuga (2013-16)

Recalls: Ford Mk.2 Kuga

2013 Ford TF Kuga Ambiente

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Manufacturers, or importers, issue recalls for defects or faults which have the potential to cause injury. Generally, manufacturers will inform the original buyers if their vehicle is subject to a recall and of the steps required to remedy the defect or fault. Please note that the recalls below (if any) are for Australian-delivered vehicles only. Furthermore, the number of recalls should not be taken as an indication of a model's reliability or its safety more generally.

Recalls: Ford Mk.2 Kuga

2012-14 Ford Kuga 1.6T: cracked cylinder head and oil leak

In March 2017, a recall was issued for Ford Kuga vehicles that had 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engines and were manufactured from 16 December 2012 to 2 July 2014. In these vehicles, a lack of coolant circulation could cause localised overheating of the engine cylinder head; in turn, this could cause the cylinder head to crack and leak oil. Furthermore, the oil could ignite and cause a fire in the engine compartment. Until the recall works could be carried out, Ford advised owners to maintain the level of coolant in their vehicle; in the event of overheating or a coolant leak, the vehicle should be taken to a Ford dealer for diagnosis and repair (PRA 2017/16003). It is understood that recalled vehicles will undergo a software update and have the cylinder head checked for damage.

2012-14 Ford TF Kuga: fire hazard from seatbelt pre-tensioner

In August 2017, a recall was issued for Ford TF Kuga vehicles that were manufactured from 11 December 2012 to 19 June 2014. In the event of a collision which caused the front seatbelt retractor pre-tensioner to deploy, the insulation material on the inner face of the lower ‘B’ pillar trim could be subjected to a concentrated heat source that could cause it to ignite – this would pose a fire hazard to the vehicle’s occupants. For the VINs of the recalled Ford Kuga vehicles, please see PRA 2017/16272.

Problems and faults: Ford Mk.2 Kuga

2013 Ford TF.I Kuga Ambiente: bronze rear quarter (Australia)
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Problems and faults: Ford Mk.2 Kuga

No troubleshooting information is currently available for the Ford Mk.2 Kuga.