The vehicle recall is to inspect them for potential issues related to the rear twist beam (RTB) and the power assisted steering (PAS) hose, Ford India said in a statement.

Ford India on Friday said it was recalling 1,66,021 units of its best selling compact Figo and Classic sedan, the biggest such exercise in the country, to rectify problems related to steering and rear suspension.

Different batches

The recall will impact different batches of Figo and Classic models manufactured between January 2010 and June 2012.

“Ford India is extending its existing voluntary field service action (FSA) and will recall the remaining batches of Ford Figo and Ford Classic models to inspect them for potential issues related to the rear twist beam (RTB) and the power assisted steering (PAS) hose,” Ford India said in a statement.

With respect to RTB, 1,09,469 units of Ford Figo and 22,453 units of Ford Classic produced and sold from January 2011 till June 2012 will need to be inspected but will not necessarily need part replacements.

In the case of PAS hose, 30,681 units of Ford Figo and 3,418 units of Ford Classic produced and sold in India between January and August 2010 and between March and November 2011 will be inspected and then replaced.

“This is to ensure the safety and satisfaction of our customers by inspecting and replacing any potentially affected parts as required. Ford India will continue to drive this service initiative through its authorised dealers,” the company said.

No injuries or accidents related to the RTB or PAS issues have been reported, it added.

The company had, last year, recalled over 1.28 lakh units of Figo and Classic cars to rectify problems related to steering and rear suspension.

The recall had impacted different batches of cars made between January 2008 and December 2010, and from September 2010 till February 2011. This is the biggest vehicle recall since industry body SIAM had introduced a voluntary recall in July last year.

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