Ford is recalling its Ecosport vehicles in India amid concerns that the fuel and vapour line corrosion has been faulty and noticed in the long-run.
About 20,752 EcoSport cars manufactured between January 2013 and Sept. 2014 at its Chennai plant will be recalled for inspection of fuel and vapour line, besides re-orienting wiring to the correct deployment of side airbags, said the company in a statement.
“We have initiated a Field Service Action to correct product concerns on 20,752 EcoSport vehicles in India. This is a proactive, voluntary recall action to ensure customers’ safety and satisfaction,” the company said.
Ford has recalled its Fiesta sedan cars last time to replace a faulty part that was triggering starting problems and about 3,000 vehicles have been set right then.
In its latest recall, about 19,441 units of the top-end Titanium variant with 1.5-litre diesel or 1.0-litre petrol engine require repairs to seat belt sensors that decide when to deploy the side airbags.
About 2,715 units of the petrol variant cars will be inspected for corrosion in the fuel line. Ford had recalled about 1,000 diesel EcoSports within a month after its launch in July 2013 to relocate the module of the glow plug in the engine.
Ford has recalled more than 300,000 vehicles since July 2002 voluntary recall code was initiated by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the apex body of auto makers. Ford has sold 36,389 units of the EcoSport so far.