Ford India has been receiving several complaints from Ecosport customers for a while now, and this has prompted them to look at the issue more closely. It has been found that the fuel and vapour line of the best-selling compact SUV is prone to corrosion. On the sidelines, is another concern which will be taken care of and that is pertaining to the reorientation of the wiring harness for the proper deployment of side airbags.
A total of 20,752 units of the Ecosport are affected by this recall and all of them have been manufactured at the manufacturer’s Chennai plant between January 2013 and September 2014. Ford India has already started contacting customers informing them to get in touch with their nearest service centres, so that the repair work can be carried out free of cost.
The Ecosport is the most popular car in Ford’s Indian lineup and has been the cash magnet for the Detroit based manufacturer. It is available with a choice of two petrol engines – the acclaimed 1.0 litre Ecoboost and a 1.5 litre TiVCT mill; the diesel unit is a 1.5 litre TDCi unit. Prices start from Rs 6.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base Ambiente trim.