Looks like there is a serious problem with the manufacturing of cars in India as the issue of recall continues to affect vehicles in the country. The latest auto maker to recall its vehicle is Ford India over a possible airbag issue and fuel and vapour line corrosion.
Ford has been in news over its recall of EcoSport in Australia to fix a problem with the wiring harness that connects the curtain airbags, seatbelt pretensioner and side impact sensor. Now it appears that the same issue has affected the SUVs sold in India too.
The latest defect has been found in 20,752 units of EcoSport models in India, manufactured at Ford's Chennai plant between January 2013 and September 2014.
A RushLane report notes that about 19,441 units of EcoSport SUV have wiring harness problem, which could affect the correct deployment of side airbags. Additionally, the brand has also recalled another 2,715 units of Ford EcoSport to rectify an issue related to fuel and vapour line corrosion in the long-term.
Earlier too, in India, Ford had summoned its EcoSport SUVs to fix an issue with the Glow Plug Module in the engine.
Speaking of recent recalls, in November 2014, Ford has recalled 3,072 units of Fiesta diesel to inspect the waterproof glow plug control module.
Recent Vehicle Recalls in India
In December, Maruti Suzuki has called back its newly launched Ciaz in India to fix a problem with the clutch operation system.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) issued a voluntary recall of 5,834 units of its Corolla Altis diesel variants in India to rectify a problem with the powertrain.
SUV maker Mahindra & Mahindra recalled 2,300 units of its popular SUVs Scorpio and XUV500, and multi-purpose vehicle Xylo to fix a problem with the vacuum pump in engines.
German luxury auto maker Audi recalled 6,758 units of A4 sedans to update its airbag control unit software.
Honda cars recalled 2,338 units of its hatchback Brio, compact sedan Amaze and sports-utility vehicle CR-V to fix a problem with the faulty airbag in October.
Nissan India recalled around 9,000 units of Micra and Sunny, which were manufactured between 2008 and 2012 to replace faulty airbag.
Honda recalled over 1,075 units of Honda Accord and 252 units of Honda CR-V over faulty airbags.
Mahindra & Mahindra, India's SUV maker recalled 23,519 units of its iconic Scorpio in the country over a faulty pressure regulating valves.
Hyundai Motor India recalled 2,437 units of Santa FE SUV in the country to fix a problem with the Stop Lamp Switch.
Earlier, Maruti Suzuki had recalled 1,03,311 units of Ertiga, Swift and DZire in India to fix a problem with the fuel-filler neck. The recall included 47,237 units of its popular hatchback Swift, 42,481 units of its sedan DZire and 13,593 units of its multi-passenger vehicle, Ertiga, which were manufactured between 12 November 2013 and 4 February 2014.
Toyota India had also issued a recall for 45,000 units of its multi-utility vehicle (MPV) Innova, which were manufactured between February 2005 and December 2008, over a problem with the steering column.
Till date, General Motors India has had the biggest recall in the country. The company recalled 1.14 lakh units of the Chevrolet Tavera in July last year, which were manufactured between 2005 and 2013 to fix the issues related to emissions and specifications.