Ford Motor Co’s China joint venture is recalling 220,000 Kuga sports-utility vehicles (SUVs) after reports surfaced of potential fuel leakages.
News of the recall was made by China’s quality watchdog on Friday.
A company spokeswoman confirmed the recall is specific to China.
According to the report, driving on many of the areas bumpy roads could cause fuel tubes in the SUV’s to rub against other components. Over a period of driving, the tubes can wear and tear, leading to potential fuel leaks.
The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, announced the recall on its website.
The agency says the Ford recall affects Kuga’s produced by Changan Ford, a 50-50 joint venture between Ford and Chongqing Changan Automobile Co, between 2012 and 2014.