Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited — Ford 1.6L EcoBoost Kuga and Fiesta ST
What are the defects?
In all of the affected vehicles, localised overheating of the engine cylinder head, due to a lack of coolant circulation, may cause the cylinder head to crack, causing an oil leak.
What are the hazards?
An oil leak may result in a fire in the engine compartment.
What should consumers do?
Parts are not immediately available to carry out repairs on affected vehicles. Ford is working with suppliers to obtain parts as soon as possible. Ford will write to owners of all affected vehicles as soon as parts are available.
Until parts are available, owners of affected vehicles should:
1. Maintain proper engine coolant level by following the coolant check procedure in the maintenance section of the vehicle's Owner’s Manual. Maintaining the proper engine coolant level will substantially reduce the risk of a fire in the engine compartment.
2. If an affected vehicle exhibits symptoms of overheating or a coolant leak, owners should contact their Ford Dealer and request a service appointment for diagnosis and repair.
If an owner does not already have a servicing Ford Dealer, the nearest Authorised Ford Dealer can be located at www.ford.com.au
For further information, contact any authorised Ford Dealer or Ford's Customer Relationship Centre on 1800 503 672.
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