Ford recalls several vehicles due to "clutch issue"

Ford SA has issued out a call recalling vehicles fitted with manual gearboxes as they could be at risk of a “’clutch pressure plate fracture”.

According to the manufacturer, the models that are affected are the Kuga, the Focus as well as their vans.

“Ford Motor Company has learned that certain derivatives of Focus, Kuga and Transit Connect and Tourneo Connect vehicles with manual gearboxes could suffer a clutch pressure plate fracture, with the risk of fire. Safety is always a top priority and we are acting quickly to address this issue,” Ford SA said..

“As a precautionary measure, we are directing affected customers to schedule an appointment with their preferred dealer in order to have a diagnostic test completed. Should there be any evidence of clutch slippage the clutch assembly will be replaced. Any action carried out on affected vehicles will be free of charge.”