Johannesburg - Ford South Africa has announced that it is working on a solution to the security problem that has caused a stir on social media in recent weeks.
This comes after numerous owners of various Ford Fiesta and EcoSport models complained about losing valuables after identical car break-ins, which they blame on easy-to-pick locks and poor security features.
After having been accused of not taking the matter seriously, Ford South Africa has posted a video on Facebook and Twitter, where Corporate Transformation Manager Craig von Essen explains how the company plans to rectify the matter.
“While newer Ford EcoSport and Fiesta vehicles are not affected, we are aware of older models being targeted,” Von Essen said. “In some break-ins, the alarm does not sound - although the immobiliser is still active.
“We regret the inconvenience to our customers - and we will soon launch the following enhancements: