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Recalls: Ford Mk.2 Kuga
No recall information is available for the Ford Mk.2 Kuga. To search for recalls of Ford models, please visit Product Safety Recalls Australia: Ford.
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2012-14 Ford Kuga 1.6 EcoBoost: under-bonnet fire and overseas recall
In South Africa, Ford has issued a recall of Ford TF Kuga vehicles that
had 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engines and were manufactured from
December 2012 to February 2014. These Ford Kuga vehicles were
manufactured at Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain, as are
In these Ford Kuga vehicles, it is understood that poor coolant
circulation could cause the cylinder head to crack and leak oil; if this
oil came into contact with hot components in the engine bay, it could
ignite and cause an under-bonnet fire. It is understood that recalled
vehicles will undergo a software update and have the cylinder head
checked for damage.
In South Africa, it is understood that 39 engine fires for Ford Kuga
vehicles have been reported to Ford SA.