Kuga victim’s family to launch class action against Ford

The family of Reshall Jimmy – who died in his burning SUV – are to launch a class action suit against Ford over the spontaneous combustion of 48 Ford Kuga vehicles.

Jimmy family lawyer Rod Montano said during an announcement in Pretoria on Tuesday that he would be acting on behalf of victims to bring the class action against Ford.

It comes after Ford’s announcement on Monday that it was to conduct a safety recall on more than 4500 of its 2012-2014 1.6l Ecoboost Kugas.

Montano said that they had handed over 46 complaints from Ford Kuga owners.

The action‚ he said‚ will be pursued with the National Consumer Commission.

Commission spokesman Trevor Hattingh said that people who had suffered with their Kugas burning could approach the Commission for assistance.

“We can depending on the complaint take this to the commission tribunal.”