Ford recalls over 1,000 units in Vietnam

November 08, 2016 | 14:53
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Ford Vietnam is recalling over 521 Ford Everest and 539 Ford Focus vehicles to fix sub-standard technical features.

520 of the Everest models were assembled in Vietnam between May 27, 2008 and October 29, 2008, and one imported unit was manufactured in 2007. These cars need a part of their gear boxes replaced because of an error that could prevent switching gears.

Meanwhile, the 539 Focuses were assembled in Vietnam between August 8, 2013 and April 14, 2014, and both the sedan and hatchback versions had a problem with the brake causing it to wear off faster than it should.

The recalls are going to end on August 1, 2019 for the Everest and September 1, 2019 for the Focus.

At the same time, General Motors Vietnam is recalling 137 Chevrolet Colorado LT and Chevrolet Colorado LTZ models for technical errors. The vehicles were made in Thailand between January 12, 2015 and March 18, 2015. The problem is with the seatbelt and could endanger passengers’ lives in the event of a collision.

Earlier this month, Vietnam Register approved Toyota Motors’ recalling of 20 RX350 and RX200t completely built units imported from Japan due to the Takata airbag issue, which involves defective inflator and propellant devices that may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, shooting metal fragments at passengers. The 17 RX350 units were made between November 28, 2015 and February 16, 2016. The three RX turbo 200ts were made between November 28, 2015 and June 13, 2016.

Due to concerns over the same issue, the agency also approved the recall of 1,345 BMW cars made in Germany.

Starting on November 28, Thaco will recall 4,809 Mazda 2 units. The cars were assembled at Vina-Mazda factory in Vietnam between July 15, 2015 and September 26, 2016, with the SkyActiv 1.5 litre engine. The zinc parts inside the car as well as the zinc component of the fuel cause a build-up leading to poor engine performance. Both the sedan and hatchback versions will be recalled.

Earlier in June this year, Thaco also recalled 10,100 Mazda 3 units due to the same issue. Both the Mazda 2 and Mazda 3 are equipped with the 1.5 litre SkyActiv engine.

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By By Ha Duy

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