BEIJING – Chang’an-Ford will recall 80,857 Ford Kuga SUVs manufactured between September 21, 2012 and November 13, 2013, according to AQISQ, China’s quality watchdog.
Due to insufficient strength of manufacturing materials, wheel knuckles of these vehicles may crack when they are struck, leading to safety hazards.
The company will replace the left and right knuckles of front wheels of these vehicles to eliminate potential risks.
The recall will start on February 21, 2014.
The Ford Kuga SUV is the Chinese version of the Ford Escape. The cracks of the front wheel knuckles frequently occurred across China.
It was reported at the beginning of December that Chang’an-Ford started to investigate the Kuga shaft broken problems after a Shenzhen car owner exposed the broken knuckles of her Kuga at the Guangzhou auto show held in November 2013.