Criminals targeting Ford cars with “poor lock system”

Venomous

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LoL,

Am I the only one that wonders if the transport/getaway car is actually farcing as an uber vehicle when not doing crime?
 

epah

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They can’t even make a proper lock, how are they expected to make proper engines
 

j4ck455

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Ford spokesperson Minesh Bhagaloo said the company’s team of security engineers and crime-prevention specialists continuously investigate ways that vehicles are being targeted.

With this information we assess whether there are additional deterrence enhancements we can make to our vehicles in response,” said Bhagaloo.

He confirmed that additional security solutions are currently being investigated for previous-generation Fiesta and EcoSport owners.

He did not mention all the models Parker said suffer from a poor lock system, but did say that customer’s safety and security was important to Ford.
Reading between the lines, it sounds like FraudSA already knew that there was a locking mechanism vulnerability on "previous-generation" Fiesta and ExcoSport models.

Instead of taking proactive steps to do a recall and fix the locking mechanism problems, the FraudSA strategy is ass-ess res-ponse to the point where FraudSA has such a bad reputation in SA that no sane and informed person will buy a new vehicle from them ever again.

I'm sure that customer safety and security is a whole lot more important to customers than it is to FraudSA which doesn't seem to give a crap as is abundantly clear from the way that FraudSA handled the spontaneous combustion of its Kugas.
 

ToxicBunny

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Ford seriously need to up their game in how they respond to these sorts of things... I for one would think very very hard before I bought a Ford at this point in time.
 

Apogee

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Why are the security guards so useless?

Is nobody manning the CCTV monitoring room?
 

FiestaST

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Ford seriously need to up their game in how they respond to these sorts of things... I for one would think very very hard before I bought a Ford at this point in time.
New Fiesta is best in it's class. New Fiesta ST is the best junior hot hatch in it's class. New Focus is the best car in it's class (currently).

The products are good, no doubt. The local okes are letting the side down heavily.
 

ToxicBunny

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New Fiesta is best in it's class. New Fiesta ST is the best junior hot hatch in it's class. New Focus is the best car in it's class (currently).

The products are good, no doubt. The local okes are letting the side down heavily.
But that's the issue... Good product with suspect after sales service currently
 

Rickster

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Gawd damnit, I literally just applied for finance for a Ford Fiesta...


Now im pissed.
 

joshuatree

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Easy access to other than Ford vehicles :

https://www.hellopeter.com/nissan-south-africa/reviews/np200-easy-break-in-2571036

Hellopeter

NP200 Easy Break In

A review of Nissan South Africa by Ryno W on 29 Aug 2018

NP200 Easy Break In

Its it is really easy to break into a NP200. Last week for a second time in a couple of months they have broken into my NP200 in very secure places.
All you need is something hard like a false key or thin piece of metal, push it in the lock and press down. The door will pop open. No one will notice this, its like using your key turning it to open. For a second time I have to change the full lock set and do body repairs because of this insecure locking system. Its really terrible you must do something about this.
 

RuhanSA079

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Ay, Ford... My Ford Fiesta was also through the same treatment the as the pictures shown in the article. Laptop stolen. I think they force the lock open, for that matter. Still need to replace the lock. What other alternatives is there in terms of a better and secure lock? Maybe 3rd party lock?
 
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