URGENT recall issued for Ford cars in Ireland due to MAJOR safety risk

19th Jul 18 | News

Thousands of motorists have been affected.

Dacia and Ford are recalling thousands of cars in Ireland over safety fears. Dacia is recalling 2,291 vehicles, while Ford is recalling 278 cars.

Dacia is recalling its cars as there could be a possibility of a potentially dangerous fuel leak. The affected Dacia vehicles are certain models of the Sandero II and Logan II MCV passenger vehicles.

A spokesperson for the company said:

"A voluntary recall is being carried out on certain Dacia Sandero II (X52) and Dacia Logan II MCV passenger vehicles. The affected vehicles were produced between February 2013 and June 2015.

Dacia has identified a safety issue, whereby, due to a manufacturing fault, the fuel pipe may rub on the headlight cable and/or air-conditioning hose, which can cause a fuel leak onto the road surface.

There are 2291 affected vehicles on the Irish market."

What to do:

Dacia will be contacting consumers by letter, in order to arrange an appointment for necessary repairs to be carried out.

If you believe that your vehicle may be effected by this recall then please speak to your dealer or alternatively contact Dacia’s customers relations team on 1890 771 771 with your VIN number.

Meanwhile, Ford is recalling the following models: Focus, C-MAX, Kuga, Mondeo, Galaxy and Transit Connect.

The production range of the effected vehicles is from 2014 to 2018.

There is a possibility that the clutch pressure plate may break while the vehicle is in motion, propulsion may be lost and the engine may catch fire. In an extreme case the bonnet may also unlock.

There are 278 effected vehicles on the Irish market.

What to do:

Ford Ireland will contact all the owners involved in this recall and arrangements are in hand to have the effected vehicles software and hardware updated and where necessary replacement of the clutch set. You can contact Ford Ireland on 1800 771199