Ford carrying out recall on over 7,700 cars in Ireland due to fire risk
Thousands of Ford cars have been recalled in Ireland due to safety risks.
The recall affects 7,733 vehicles in the Republic of Ireland, including certain Ford Mondeo, Galaxy and SMAX passenger vehicles.
The affected vehicles were produced between 13 February 2014 and 11 February 2019, and due to a potential leakage of battery acid, could be at risk of resulting in a fire.
A statement issued by Ford read:
"A safety issue has been identified, whereby it is possible that due to a potential leakage of battery acid around the battery negative terminal, this could cause the battery monitoring sensor to fail.
"Over time a growth of copper sulphate may accumulate. This in turn could provide a conductive layer underneath the Battery Monitoring Sensor, creating a low resistance to ground.
"The increased current flow, due to low resistance, could cause the surrounding material heat up to a point where it ignites, this may result in a fire."
Ford has said it will contact all affected customers directly, advising them to contact a Ford Dealer.
If you believe that your vehicle may be impacted by this recall, then you can contact Ford's Customer Service on 1800 771 199, or find more information here.