Ford to recall 42,300 Figo and Aspire models

Mumbai: Ford India Pvt. Ltd is recalling 42,300 units of the Figo Aspire compact sedan and Figo hatchback to correct a software issue, the company said on Friday.

The glitch was noticed in the Restraint Control Module (RCM), which controls the deployment of airbags in an accident. This would include all models built at company’s Sanand plant in Gujarat since launch until 12 April 2016.

“The affected vehicles may contain a software error, which could result in the airbags not deploying in certain collisions in which they are intended to deploy. Figo and Figo Aspire customers will have a software upgrade carried out free of charge through their Ford dealership,” the company said in a statement.

Corrective action has been taken on all Figo and Figo Aspire vehicles that are presently at Ford dealerships, leading to a resumption of deliveries to customers, it said.

“Ford remains committed to delivering world-class quality vehicles to our customers, and this voluntary safety recall is part of that commitment,” the statement said.

The Figo Aspire went on sale in August 2015, and a new generation Figo was launched in September. The two models accounted for half of total sales for the company. In the fiscal year that ended in March, Ford sold 79,944 units in India, up 6% from the previous year, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.