Cars Ford halts Puma deliveries due to airbag spring recall
Top Euro NCAP ratings for new Ford Puma and VW Golf
Family hatch and compact SUV perform strongly; Chinese brand Aiways promises to ‘learn’ from three-star verdictThe Audi Q8, MG HS and Nissan Juke also gained the top score of five stars. However, lower three-star ratings were awarded to other models from the Volkswagen Group, as well as a new model from Chinese start-up Aiways.
UK has confirmed that the new will be recalled, and deliveries have been halted, due to a potential airbag component problem.
Therival only went on sale late last year, with some customers ordering the initially prioritised First Edition models taking delivery last month.
However, Autocar obtained confirmation and a statement from Ford after a reader claimed his delivery had been postponed with no firm date given due to an airbag fault.
Ford's statement reads: "A number of Puma vehicles have been built with driver’s airbag retention springs that may be outside of Ford Motor Company manufacturing specification.
Ford Puma 1.0 Ecoboost 155 ST-Line X 2020 review
Keen drivers, rejoice: the compact crossover finally has a class leader capable of appealing to petrolheads (and mild-hybridheads)The seats are relatively flat but ergonomics are good and the engine, at idle, is quiet. This car’s a six-speed manual – they all are at launch, so we’ll have to talk autos another time – and easy to get rolling thanks to moderate pedal weights.
"Under certain conditions it is possible that the airbag is not retained in the steering wheel after it has been deployed.The performance of the airbag in case of an accident with airbag deployment will still meet regulatory requirements and provides sufficient protection for the driver.
"Ford has issued a sales hold of all affected vehicles in dealer stock on Feb 7th and will immediately exchange the airbag retention spring. A safety recall of all affected vehicles with customers will follow immediately."
It's to yet clear how many examples of the Puma have been delivered to customers - Autocar has requested the numbers from Ford UK.
1.4 million cars recalled due to Takata - airbag recalls never stop .
Again, many vehicles in the USA have to be called to the workshops because of defective gas generators in airbags. The promotion affects several brands. © Caro, Picture-Alliance, Ullstein-Bild, Vario Images, Hans Peter Seufert The Japanese airbag specialist Takata has actually been insolvent for a long time and is now owned by the Chinese-American automotive supplier KSS.
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