Ford India will recall its best selling compact SUV yet again after its launch in July 2013. Ford had recalled around 1,000 diesel EcoSports a few days after its launch to relocate the module of the glow plug in the engine bay. This time its for faulty fuel line and airbag issues. Over 19,441 units of Diesel and petrol Titatium EcoSport will be recalled for the faulty seat belt sensors. The seat belt sensor is the switch that activates airbags when the car is in a crash situation. 2715 units of EcoSport petrol variant will be checked against corrosion in the fuel line, including 1,404 that need fixing of both problems.
Ford EcoSport manufactured between January 2013 and September 2014 will be checked under this recall. Customers are expected to get a call from nearest dealerships and also there checks will be done during regular service. The company is also writing to customers and asking them to contact their local dealer so that the necessary rework can be carried out free of cost.
“The safety of our customers is always top priority at Ford. For their peace of mind, we have initiated a field service action to correct product concerns on 20,752 Ford EcoSport vehicles in India,” Said by Ford India in a presser.
Last month Ford India had recalled 3072 units of Ford Fiesta diesel variant for the same glow plug issue which was highlighted in Ford Ecosport in July 2013. It is found that ever since auto industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) started a voluntary recall for safety related issues in July 2012, various manufactures recalled over 700,000 vehicles, including Maruti, Honda, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, General Motors (Chevrolet) Mahindra and Audi.