The case, which has been pending against the Ford company since 2017, has now come to a final conclusion and it has been decided that the motor giant will have to fork out millions of Rands, according to a court finding.
The Ford company, which initially denied that its Kuga model contained serious and dangerous flaws, eventually had to admit that the vehicle imposes danger to human life.
The Ford Kuga 1.6 EcoBoost model that caught fire and caused one person’s death is considered by car owners as a sufficient reason to close the manufacturer’s doors in South Africa because no amount can compensate for the loss of one’s life.
Ford must pay R35m in fines in terms of the final outcome.
All owners whose cars have failed, must receive R50,000 in compensation, which in the experts’ opinion is a very unfair decision, as some owners have suffered far more than R60,000.
There is an option that Ford owners may contin