Ford are carrying out a voluntary recall on over 7,700 cars in Ireland due to a safety issue.
The affected Mondeo, Galaxay and SMAX models may experience a leakage of battery acid, which could cause a fire.
The vehicles were manufactured between February 13, 2014 and February 11, 2019.
A statement from the CCPC read:
A safety issue has been identified, whereby it is possible that due to a potential leakage of battery acid around the battery negative terminal, this could cause the battery monitoring sensor to fail. Over time a growth of copper sulphate may accumulate. This in turn could provide a conductive layer underneath the Battery Monitoring Sensor, creating a low resistance to ground. The increased current flow, due to low resistance, could cause the surrounding material heat up to a point where it ignites, this may result in a fire.
The recall effects 7,733 vehicles in the Republic of Ireland.”
What to do if this affects your vehicle?
Henry Ford & Son Limited will contact all affected customers directly, advising them to contact a Ford Dealer to have the FSA carried out.
If you believe that your vehicle may be impacted by this recall, then you can contact Henry Ford & Son Limited’s Customer Service on 1890 812 333 (open 9 am – 5 pm Monday to Friday).
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