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Will Ford SA recall Kuga vehicles over fire danger?

The car manufacturer and the National Consumer Commission are due to make what they say is an important announcement on Monday.

A screengrab of the Ford Kuga vehicle that caught alight on the N12 near the Voortrekker offramp in Alberton.

CAPE TOWN - It remains to be seen if Ford South Africa will recall Kuga vehicles in the country.

The car manufacturer and the National Consumer Commission are due to make what they say is an important announcement on Monday regarding the future of the vehicle.

Several Ford Kugas have caught alight during the past few weeks and in December 2015 a man died when his car burst into flames.

The commission's Trevor Hattingh says that an announcement on what course of action the vehicle manufacturer will take is imminent.

“What’s going to happen today is that the National Consumer Commission, together with Ford, will be making an announcement about the future of the Ford Kuga vehicle in South Africa and how consumers will benefit from this announcement. All of that will be explained at that media briefing, but at this point in time we cannot discuss or divulge any further details on the matter.”

(Edited by Neo Koza)