Following the recall of about 1.4 million vehicles by Ford Motors, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has asked Nigerians who own 2014-2018 models of Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ to immediately contact it.
Babatunde Irukera, director-general of CPC, said the affected cars include the fusion S, SE, hybrid S, SE, hybrid titanium, fusion energi SE, energi titanium, fusion sport, fusion platinum, fusion hybrid platinum and fusion energi platinum.
He said: “The purpose of the recall is that on some models, steering wheel bolts could become loose and cause the steering wheel to potentially detach. This could lead to a serious accident.
“Ford admits that it has become aware of two accidents and one injury that may have been caused by the problem.”
The director-general said the recall also applied to every version of the Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln MKZ premier, hybrid premier and black label.
“In addition to the above, but on a separate note, Ford is also recalling another 6,000 Fusion and Ford Focus models due to a risk of fire from a fracture in the clutch pressure plate,” he said.
“The relevant model years are 2013-2016.
“The e-mail should include the specific model, year and version of the car, the vehicle identification number (VIN) which is located on the top left side of the dashboard and is in view from and through the windscreen of the vehicle.
“The e-mail should also include the name, telephone number and any other contact information for the owner or driver of the vehicle. The subject of the e-mail should be Ford 2018 recall.”