Ford Recalls 90,000 Territorys in Australia
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This is one of the largest recalls in Australia, according to drive.com.au, after Toyota's Camry recall in 2007 - 144,000 units where then inspected to repair a headlight problem.
To be more specific, Ford's notification concerns every single Territory model sold in Australia since the official introduction of the model in 2004. In addition, nearly 11,500 cars sold in overseas markets (count here New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand), have to be inspected by professional personnel.
It may seem like the malfunction is caused by a brake hose that might “develop a front brake fluid leak, which can result in reduced braking effectiveness from the front brakes”, the aforementioned source wrote citing official Ford papers.
As mentioned, Ford's officials strive to remain calm and said the problem actually affects a small number of cars, maybe around 2 percent (the equivalent of 1500 vehicles), but authorized dealerships will inspect every single car whatsoever.
“The vehicle will still stop using the rear brakes, but for the peace of mind of customers we’re doing the right thing to ensure safety,” said Ford Australia communications manager Sinead McAlary.
Ford's Territory is currently the second most popular model sold in Australia, after Falcon which actually served as the base platform for the off-road style wagon.
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