Ford India recalls 48,700 EcoSport vehicles - The Financial Express

Ford India recalls 48,700 EcoSport vehicles

Ford India on Friday said that it is recalling nearly 48,700 units of its popular compact SUV EcoSport to rectify faulty fuel and brake lines as well as rear seat backrest.

By: | Published: May 21, 2016 6:28 AM
ford india In a statement, Ford India said, “In its commitment to quality and complete transparency, Ford India is issuing two voluntary safety recalls to correct potential concerns with certain Ford EcoSport vehicles.” (Reuters)

Ford India on Friday said that it is recalling nearly 48,700 units of its popular compact SUV EcoSport to rectify faulty fuel and brake lines as well as rear seat backrest. This follows the company's decision to recall 42,000 units Ford Figo and Ford Aspire last month.

In a statement, Ford India said, “In its commitment to quality and complete transparency, Ford India is issuing two voluntary safety recalls to correct potential concerns with certain Ford EcoSport vehicles.”

The first recall covers approximately 48,000 EcoSport diesel vehicles, made between April 2013 and June 2014, to install a new bundle clip on the fuel and brake lines. Ford India is also writing to customers of approximately 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 Ford’s material specification, potentially causing the bolts to break. There have been no customer complaints, accidents or injuries as a result of either of these concerns.

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