Ford has recalled almost 8000 cars to deal with a problem with the battery.
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Ford Australia has recalled the 2014-2019 Mondeo, over concerns about the battery.

According to the company, battery acid could leak around the negative battery terminal.

If copper sulphate accumulates over time, there's a chance a "low-resistance conductive layer" could form under the battery monitoring sensor, which could make the surrounding area ignite – even if the car is parked.

There's a risk of injury to anyone around the car if it catches fire.

A total of 7828 cars are included in the recall – a VIN list is attached here.

Ford will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to organise a free fix with their nearest dealer.