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Ford EcoSport Recall Details: Ford India has announced that they will be recalling 7249 units of the EcoSport petrol sold in the country. The examples of the crossover sold between November 2017 (the latest version) and March 2018 come under the recall.
As per reports, these units of the Ford EcoSport have a faulty Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Luckily, the problem requires only a minor software update to be solved. If not checked, the affected Ford EcoSport models might show malfunctions such as rapid battery drainage and sudden deceleration.
Ford India has already started contacting the customers via email or a letter. Though a bit frustrating, all the owners of the affected vehicles will soon be in touch with their Ford dealership to go forward with the recall.
Those who doubt if their vehicles are also affected can check the same on the Ford India website. They just need to enter their 17-character VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).
The Ford EcoSport petrol in question is powered by a 1.5-litre Dragon series three-cylinder engine which makes 121bhp and 150Nm of torque. The engine is available mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Prices for the Ford EcoSport petrol start from Rs 7.82 lakh and goes up to Rs 11.35 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi). You can read our thoughts on the sub-four-metre crossover here — Ford EcoSport Review.
Meanwhile, Ford recently launched a more fun EcoSport S variant. It comes powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine which makes 123bhp and 170Nm of torque. The engine is available mated only to a 6-speed manual.
We've driven the crossover and you can know more about it on our official review of the Ford EcoSport S EcoBoost.
Thoughts On The Ford EcoSport Recall
Recalls are not an unusual process in the automotive industry. When manufacturers find out that some of their products could develop faults in the future, they immediately conduct a recall wherein the issue is fixed free of cost. As for this particular batch of the EcoSport, the issue is relatively small and won't be time-consuming to fix.