As recall woes continue to hit the Indian auto industry, U.S. auto major Ford has issued a voluntary recall of its popular compact SUV, the EcoSport, in India over various issues. This is Ford's second recall in less than a month time.
Ford said that the company would recall around 48,000 units of the diesel variant of EcoSport SUV to fix the problem related to fuel lines and brakes. These affected models, which were manufactured between April 2013 and June 2014 will get a new bundle clip installed on the fuel and brake lines. In addition to this, Ford will recall 700 EcoSport units that were made between January 2016 and February 2016. These are suspected to have a problem with rear seat backrest. According to the company, 40 percent rear seat backrest have been assembled with bolts, which do not meet Ford's standard and they might break.
"On certain vehicles, the 40% rear seat backrest might have been assembled with bolts that do not meet Ford's material specification, potentially causing the bolts to break," the company said in a statement. However, Ford maintained that there have been no customer complaints, accidents or injuries so far. Ford India has initiated the process of notifying the customers who own the models and the repair will be carried out at the dealers of the company for free.
Ford had recalled over 40,000 units of the Figo hatchback and the Figo Aspire compact sedan in India in April to fix a problem with a software related to the Restraints Control Module. The company had also stopped the deliveries and sales of the Figo twin models till the issue was resolved.