Ford to recall 42,300 cars in India over airbag deployment problems

Ford India, which had suspended deliveries of its Figo compact and Aspire mini-sedan, will also recall 42,300 cars in India, as airbags in some of the vehicles may not function in ‘certain collisions.’

The vehicles were built at its plant in Sanand in Gujarat, said the company. According to Ford India, the cars are likely to be affected by a software error, which could result in airbags not deploying in certain collisions.

“A corrective action on all Figo and Figo Aspire vehicles, presently at Ford dealerships, has been undertaken, leading to a resumption of deliveries to customers,” said the company. The recalled cars would also get a software upgrade.

The American automaker had issued a delivery-hold notice to dealers. The two models were launched in India last year.