Ford India has issued a recall for the Ecosport which were manufactured between May and June 2017.
A voluntary recall for 4,379 Ecosport vehicles by Ford India. The company has stated that they are inspecting vehicles which were manufactured at their facility in Chennai between May and June 2017.
Ford India officially stated ‘The voluntary inspections are in line with the company’s commitment to deliver world-class quality vehicles to its customers.’
The manufacturer is inspecting the integrity of the welds of the front lower control arm of the cars. Ford India has said that ‘The weld strength on some of these vehicles may be below Ford specifications, which in rare cases, can potentially affect steering control.’
Additionally, Ford is also recalling another 1,018 Ecosport models built between November and December 2017 to inspect the locking mechanism of the recliners of the driver and front passenger seats.
Ford dealers in India will be contacting the respective owners of the affected vehicles to carry out the inspections and replace the components if necessary at no cost to the owner.
The Ecosport is one of Ford’s most popular cars in India with over 5,000 vehicles sold in the month of May 2018. The Ecosport comes equipped with a 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine, and the 1.5-litre, four-cylinder TDCI turbo diesel engine. Additionally, Ford recently also introduced the Ecosport S which in its petrol form comes equipped with the Ecoboost 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine as well.