Ford recalling almost 8,000 cars in Ireland due to fire risk

Ford recalling almost 8,000 cars in Ireland due to fire risk
A 2015 Ford Mondeo. File image

Ford is recalling nearly 8,000 cars in Ireland due to a fire risk. 

Certain models of the Mondeo, Galaxy and S-MAX are affected.

The affected vehicles were produced between 13 February 2014 and 11 February 2019.

A safety issue where it is possible for battery acid to leak has been found in some cars. 

7,733 vehicles are included in the recall.

A statement from Ford of Europe 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."

The company said some 7,700 Irish owners of affected cars have been identified and letters are being sent to each owner.

The repair work will be carried out free of charge by Ford Dealers. The repair work will involve the installation of a fused jumper loom to the battery monitor system.

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