Ford Recalls Over 76,000 Vehicles Including Ken Block's Favourite Hot Hatch

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Ford has issued two recalls covering over 75,000 vehicles worldwide including the the hot-hatch version of the Focus hatchback.

The vehicle worst affected by the recalls is the Focus hatchback. Approximately 73,915 units of the Focus are being recalled to update the hatchback interior release software, so that the vehicles comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

The affected vehicles include 2013-17 Ford Focus vehicles built at the Michigan assembly plant in the US between Feb. 12, 2012 and Aug. 26, 2016; and 2016-17 Ford Focus RS vehicles built at Saarlouis assembly plant in Germany between Aug. 3, 2015 and Aug. 26, 2016.

Ford dealerships will reprogram the body control module with the updated software at no cost to the customer to help the vehicles comply with FMVSS.

The American automaker also issued a recall for approximately 2,592 units of the Ford Transit Connect van.

The panoramic roof on the affected units may not have been attached properly to the rest of the body.

This in turn may lead to wind noise, water leaks and, in some cases, the separation of the panoramic roof from the vehicle.

To fix the issue, Ford dealerships will remove, clean and reinstall the panoramic roof on affected vehicles at no cost to the customer.

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Story first published: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 13:43 [IST]
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