Ford announced recently that they will be recalling exactly 236,643 Ford Focus cars in China due to ignition problems. This would be the largest recall for the company in China, which is a partnership between Chongqing ChangAn Automobile Co, Japan’s Mazda Motor Corp. and of course the Ford Motor Company.
The Focus models that are being recalled were made between August 18th 2008 and May 28th 2010 according to statement by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
This is in response to about 2% of customers who reported their car stalling when traveling at low speeds. Ford has said that the problem will be solved by an installation of a new engine calibration software, which will of course be performed free of charge.
The three way joint venture is called ChangAn Ford Mazda Automobile Co., where ChangAn Auto owns 50 percent of the company while Ford and Mazda own 35 percent and 15 percent respectively.