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

Recalls: Ford Mk.2 Kuga

2013 Ford TF Kuga Ambiente


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Overview
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

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.

Problems and faults: Ford Mk.2 Kuga

2013 Ford TF.I Kuga Ambiente: bronze rear quarter (Australia)
Overview
This section identifies potential problems, causes and fixes based on the experiences of owners and repairers, online sources and technical service bulletins. This information is provided solely for reference purposes and AustralianCar.Reviews recommends that only properly qualified persons should be entrusted to carry out repairs or modifications. Furthermore, the number of items identified below should not be taken as an indicator of a model's reliability or the frequency with which they may occur.

To report a problem or fault to the AustralianCar.Reviews team, please use the Contact Us form. Note that AustralianCar.Reviews does not offer advice on automotive problems or disputes; such enquiries will not receive a reply.

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 Australian-delivered vehicles.

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.
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