Ford Middle East to recall 80 cars in UAE
Inspection of front seat manual recliners has been ordered by Ford Motor Company in a worldwide recall of 33,000 cars.
April 26, 2010 9:19 by Katherine Azmeh
Ford motor company announced Friday a recall to investigate potentially faulty seat reclining mechanisms, that could “cause the seatback and headrest to move rearward during a crash, posing a risk of injuring passengers,” the Gulf News reported Monday.
The recall reportedly pertains to several of its models manufactured between December 2009 and February 2010 in plants in Mexico and Kentucky.
Models affected by the recall include the 2010 Fusion, Explorer, Sport Trac, Mercury Milan and Mountaineer, according to the report.
Vehicle owners in the UAE who are affected by the recall will be “contacted directly by Al Tayer Motors, the local distributor of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury, and its subsidiary in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, Premier Motors,” the Gulf News said.
The recall was announced following the release of Ford’s regional sales figures, in which the manufacturer posted a 43 percent rise in GCC sales for the period – outpacing the average industry growth of around 5 percent, according to Ford’s director of Mid East sales, Hussain Murad.