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Ford Recalls More Than 30,000 Ford Ka Models For Flawed Brakes

Mar 9, 2003 | AP The Brazilian subsidiary of Ford Motor Company announced a recall of 33,270 of its Ford Ka models produced between August 2000 and July 2002 in Brazil for defects in its brakes.

Due to flawed components, an abrupt stop could lead to the rupture of a tube in the braking system that could reduce the efficiency of the brake, the company said on its Web site Sunday. No further details were given.

Brazil's consumer protection department will watch over the recall, the Justice Ministry said in a statement on its Web site.

Brazil's car industry has been shaken by frequent recalls in the past year. General Motors in December recalled several thousand cars of its Celta model for defects in gasoline tanks.

In June, GM announced a recall in Brazil that affected more than 350,000 Corsa Sedans, hatchbacks and pickups to replace defective rear wheel outer bearings.

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