Ford announced on Friday that it will withdraw from the market North-american 850,000 cars due to a problem in the system airbags. It is estimated that only fault repairs on vehicles revoked American company cost about half a billion dollars.
The last in a series of massive recalls that in 2014, hit the big automotive companies refers to the Ford models for the American market – Escape, Fusion, C-MAX, as well as the Lincoln MKZ.
Vehicles will be withdrawn on extraordinary service, because it was found to be due to a possible short circuit in the control unit may occur when the air bags and seat belt front tensioners do not activate in a collision.
The first financial consequences recall Ford felt on Friday in the form of a mild drop in the value of shares on the stock exchange. However, the owners of the company will be more concerned about the high cost of replacement of the disputed works on cars.
Since Monday announced President Ford for the American market, Joseph Hinrichs, the company will repair revocation cars will have to allocate about $ 500 million. Indirect damage is even greater, given that these are the new models that are important for overall sales Ford.