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Ford’s announcement early this year that it was pulling out of the Indonesian market this year hasn’t gone down well with its local sales network. Six dealers in the republic have issued a demand for nearly US$74 million in compensation from the automaker, Channel NewsAsia reports.

The six, who collectively oversee 31 dealerships in the country, have issued warning letters to Ford demanding compensation for losses they have incurred as investors. The group said that if the automaker didn’t respond, a third letter about possible legal action will be sent out. If there is also no response to that, the dealers said that they would take the automaker to court.

One dealer claimed that as of December 2015, and despite a slowdown in business, the automaker was still pushing his company to open a new dealership. Another said that the brand’s decision to pull out of Indonesia in such an abrupt manner was arbitrary and against the law. The group said that Ford unilaterally shut operations down without discussing its plans with its dealer partners.

In January, Ford said it would be pulling out of the Indonesian and Japanese markets this year, stating that it saw “no reasonable path to profitability” in both countries. It said that while it was exiting the market, it would honour its commitment to existing customers with regards to vehicle servicing, parts replacements and warranty claims.

Ford entered the Indonesian market in 2002, and sells its vehicles through 44 franchised dealerships. In 2015, the brand shifted just 6,000 vehicles, which was 0.6% of the total new car market in the country. At last count, it had 35 staff in the republic.