Deliveries and test drives of the Ford Figo and Figo Aspire cars have been suspended by the company following the discovery of an issue with the restraint control module of the two cars. The restraint control module is a component of the ECU that controls the deployment of the vehicle’s safety features.
The Ford Figo and Figo Aspire are two very competent cars from the American car manufacturer which tick most of the boxes of being great all round performers. However mainly due a lacklustre marketing campaign, Ford has been lately finding it tough to move the car off the showroom floors. Now another problem seems to have cast its shadow over the blue oval cars in the form of a faulty restraint control module, which has forced Ford to stop the deliveries and test drives of the cars.
Ford has taken this decision pending investigation of the problem with the restraint control module of the two cars. The temporary ban on test drive of cars has been applied by the company as it prefers to take the safest route possible and avoid the chance of a resultant injury during a test drive. It is still unclear whether this is a problem with a certain production batch, or the fundamental design though Ford has officially mentioned that it is a ‘software concern’.
The Restraint Control Module is the electronic component responsible for controlling safety systems such as the airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners, fuel cut-off, etc. The second generation Ford Figo and its compact sedan avatar, the Figo Aspire offer a driver’s airbag as standard in the base grade, while rest of the variants add a passenger airbag to the list. The range-topping Titanium Plus is equipped with a total of six airbags.
Since Ford says that it is a ‘software concern’, there’s a possibility it could be fixed with a quick visit to a Ford service station. The company had recently reduced the production rate of both the Figo and Figo Aspire due to weak demand in the market though exports to Europe will commence later this year.
Ford Halts Sale Of Figo & Figo Aspire Due To Safety
– Ford has stopped the delivery and test drives of the Figo and Figo Aspire
– The decision has been taken due to a faulty restraint control module
– The restraint control module of a vehicle controls the deployment of various safety systems of the vehicle
– Ford has officially mentioned that it is a ‘software concern’.