Ford South Africa is recalling nearly 16,000 Ikon and Figo models in due to a potential fire risk, the Company said in a statement on Friday.
The models were built between 2004 and 2012 in India, Ford said in a statement.
“A power steering fluid leak could result in fumes being emitted from the engine compartment,” it said.
“It may also be possible for power steering fluid to come into contact with the vehicle’s exhaust system components, creating the potential for smoke and, in extreme cases, fire.”
This is a second recall by the US Car Maker Ford in South Africa. Earlier this year Ford recalled 4,500 Kuga SUVs following dozens of reports of the vehicles catching fire.