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Cars Ford recalls new Puma due to airbag fault

17:15  19 february  2020
17:15  19 february  2020 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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The new Ford Puma has only been in production for a few months and the SUV has already been hit with a recall over in the UK. While we’re sure current Puma owners will be pleased to know the vehicle’s airbag issue isn’t of the Takata variety, they should still take the issue seriously.

Ford has put a hold on deliveries of its new Puma crossover because of a problem with the airbags . Deliveries began at the start of the year, with buyers In a statement to the publication, Ford said: “A number of Puma vehicles have been built with driver’s airbag retention springs that may be outside of

a car parked on the side of a road: The Ford Puma is being recalled © Provided by Motoring Research The Ford Puma is being recalled

Deliveries are barely underway, but the new Ford Puma is being recalled due to a fault with its airbag system. Pending deliveries have been suspended.

The problem relates to the airbag retention springs. In an accident, they could allow the safety device to detach from the wheel when it activates.

The fault isn’t down to Ford, apparently, but a third-party parts supplier.

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“A number of Puma vehicles have been built with driver’s airbag retention springs that may be outside of Ford Motor Company manufacturing specification,” a Ford spokesperson told Autocar.

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Ford has suspended deliveries of the £20,500 crossover and is issuing recalls for sold cars after discovering the driver's airbag can detach from the steering wheel if it goes off. Ford has put a hold on deliveries of its new award-winning Puma SUV after identifying a serious problem with its airbags .

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“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 and will immediately exchange the airbag retention spring.”

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In Euro NCAP’s crash testing, the Puma did exceptionally well. It scored five stars overall, making it ‘one of the safest choices in the lower price segment’.

This comes just as Ford dealers begin to take stock of Pumas. They have been instructed to retain the cars until the issue is fixed.

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Ford UK has confirmed that the new Puma crossover will be recalled , and deliveries have been halted, due to a potential airbag component problem. 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 .

Around a third of the affected vehicles are thought to have already been delivered to buyers. They are being notified of the recall immediately.

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It’s a blow for a car that is expected to be a breakout success. Sporty looks, clever features, critical acclaim and attractive pricing make the Puma an appealing choice.

In his review of the new Ford Puma, MR’s Tim Pitt said “The Puma’s sportier bent may not suit everyone, but it certainly should be on your radar if you like this type of car. This time, I think Ford has a hit on its hands”.

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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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