American manufacturer Ford recalls 3072 units of its top end sedan Fiesta TDCI in India. The recall is for inspecting a glow plug control module. Ford will inspect the glow plug module and replace it with new waterproof Glow Plug control module. The same part was replaced in 972 units of Ford EcoSport when Ford issued a recall soon after launching the compact SUV in 2013.
The company will contact customers who comes under faulty Glow Plug batch. A Glow Plug is a heating device used to aid in the starting of a diesel engine. It is an external component fitted to a diesel engine to warm the engine’s combustion chamber so that the combustion starts quickly. The Glow Plug module is located near the front bumper of the compact SUV. The module will now be relocated in a more protected area in the engine bay to avoid the component from catching moisture and possible malfunctioning due to water. It is interesting to know that Ford had found this problem back in 2013 for Ford EcoSport diesel only variants and new Fiesta shares many parts with Ford EcoSport including engine.
Last week Mahindra recalled few units of Xylo, Scorpio and XUV5OO for the faulty vacuum pump. 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.