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2016 Ford Kuga, 2017 Escape recalled

Ford Australia has recalled the 2016 Kuga and 2017 Escape over concerns about the driver-knee and side airbags. According to the company, the airbag initiators on the side airbags and/or driver-knee airbags mightn't deploy in an accident, increasing the risk of injury...

2012-2016 Ford Kuga, Focus manual recalled

Ford Australia has recalled Kuga and Focus models fitted with a manual transmission built between December 2012 and June 2016, over concerns about an overheating clutch assembly. According to the company, the clutch assembly could overheat if there's excessive clutch slip. If the condition occurs, the clutch pressure plate could crack or fracture, which could then damage the assembly and create a fluid leak...

Time Machine Tuesday: March 20, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of March 20 in years past...

2012-14 Ford Kuga recalled for fire risk

Ford has issued a recall for 8878 examples of its Kuga SUV build from December 2012 through June 2014 over concerns faulty insulation materials in the B-pillar could pose a fire risk. The Blue Oval reports that certain vehicles are at risk of the insulation material on the inner face of the lower B-pillar trim being subjected to a concentrated heat source in the event of an impact where the front seatbelt retractor pretensioner is deployed...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Ford Kuga 1.6 finally recalled over engine fires, Fiesta ST also affected

Ford Australia has finally issued a recall on 1.6-litre petrol Kuga SUVs of a certain age over a serious overheating risk, weeks after its South Africa division did the same in response to a spate of sudden engine fires in that market. Today’s recall notice, now lodged with the ACCC, comes after repeated questioning over when it would take this course of action...

Ford Kuga recall still not confirmed, despite numerous reports of engine fires

Ford Australia has still not committed to recalling Kuga 1.6 models — unlike in South Africa, where it has done so — despite several engine fires being reported locally. Instead, Ford Australia says it is still speaking with affected owners (several of whom we have referred to higher levels of the company) and "investigating" whether it needs to call-in all Kugas with this engine for a fix...

No Ford Kuga recall in Australia for now

Ford Australia says it is investigating a fire that destroyed a Kuga 1.6 compact SUV in Queensland last week, but has not yet issued a wider vehicle recall. Ford’s South African division last week announced a recall action on about 4500 Kugas after numerous reports of spontaneous fires starting in the engine bay, speculated to be a result of poor coolant circulation...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...

2017 Ford Escape pricing and specs: $28,490 SUV to replace Kuga in Australia

2017 Ford Escape announced for Australia with $28,490 starting price New front-wheel-drive, 1.5-litre Trend model Reduced pricing on most models The Ford Kuga is dead, long live the 2017 Ford Escape, says the company's Australian arm. Keen watchers will know, of course, that the Escape is the SUV currently sold in Australia and Europe as the Kuga...

2017 Ford Kuga facelift due in Australia early next year

The newly facelifted 2017 Ford Kuga will make its way to Australia a year after it was first revealed, the car maker has confirmed this week. The new-look Kuga was unveiled in February this year for an official premiere a month later at the Geneva motor show, before a lower-impact equipment update was rolled out to the Australian market in May...