Automaker Ford India Private Ltd. is issuing a voluntary recall of 48,700 units of EcoSport sport-utility vehicles to repair faulty fuel and brake lines as well as rear seat backrest.
The company’s local unit said in a statement that the recall comprises 48,000 EcoSport diesel vehicles, manufactured between April 2013 and June 2014, to install a new bundle clip on the fuel and brake lines. The clip is meant to hold the fuel and brake lines together for improved safety.
Ford also stated that it plans to recall another 700 EcoSport vehicles, made between January 2016 and February 2016, and fitted with a 60/40 rear folding seat.
"On certain vehicles, the 40% rear seat backrest might have been assembled with bolts that do not meet Fords material specification, potentially causing the bolts to break," the automaker said.
The company assured there have been no customer complaints, accidents or injuries as a result of either of these concerns. "Ford India is asking owners of the affected EcoSport vehicles to contact their local Ford dealer so that the necessary rework can be carried out, free of charge.”
Ford had recalled 16,444 Ford EcoSport units previously in December, built between November 2013 and April 2014, over an issue with the Rear Twist Beam (RTB) bolt.
Maruti had reported yesterday that it was conducting a free service campaign to fix faulty brake parts in 20,427 units of its premium crossover S-Cross. Ever since the auto industry body SIAM began voluntary vehicle recalls for safety related issues in India in July 2012, around 18 lakh vehicles have been recalled by different manufacturers in India.
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