Ford To Recall 20,700 EcoSport In India Over Airbag & Fuel Line Issue

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Ford, the American carmaker is to recall 20,752 units of the EcoSport in India over a faulty fuel line and a claimed airbag issue.

Ford will recall 19,441 units of the Titanium variant, the top end version with the 1.5-litre diesel engine and the 1.0-litre petrol engine to set right a sensor issue in the seat belt, that decides when the side airbag should deploy.

Another 2,715 units of the petrol variant of the SUV will be inspected for corrosions in the fuel line, which includes 1,404 units that need the airbag as well as the fuel line to be fixed.

The vehicles that are to be recalled are manufactured between January 2013 and September 2014.

In a statement, the company announced, "The safety of our customers is always top priority at Ford. For their peace of mind, we have initiated a field service action to correct product concerns on 20,752 Ford EcoSport vehicles in India."

Ford will let customers with the suspected faulty vehicles know, so they can contact their local service point and get the vehicle rectified free of cost.

Ford had earlier recalled around 1,000 diesel EcoSport to relocate the module of the glow plug in the engine architecture, which helps burn diesel more efficiently, just days after its launch in 2013.

Since 2002, Ford has recalled nearly three lakh vehicles after the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) came up with the voluntary recall code.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 9:22 [IST]
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