2018 Ford EcoSport Recalled In The USA Over Faulty Parts — Units Were Built In India!

By Rahul

Ford has recalled 273 units of the EcoSport over incorrect Brake Fluid Reservoir Caps and Owner's Manual Kits. The affected vehicles include the 2018 Ford EcoSport, which were built in the Chennai plant, India. These are model built between 17th October 2017 to 6th March 2018.

2018 Ford EcoSport Recalled In The USA; 273 Units Built In India Have Faulty Parts

The affected EcoSport came fitted with the European versions of the mentioned parts, instead of the US version. The incorrect Brake Fluid Reservoir caps and Manual Kits do not satisfy the standards of the US, set by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

2018 Ford EcoSport Recalled In The USA; 273 Units Built In India Have Faulty Parts

However, Ford USA has not received any reports of accidents or injuries caused due to this issue. Ford dealers across the country, have said that they will replace the incorrect parts with no cost to the customers.

2018 Ford EcoSport Recalled In The USA; 273 Units Built In India Have Faulty Parts

In India, Ford recently launched two new variants of the EcoSport, the S and the Signature. The new variants of the EcoSport are based on the Titanium trim of the compact SUV. Both the new variants will come with a host of updates and cosmetic changes.

2018 Ford EcoSport Recalled In The USA; 273 Units Built In India Have Faulty Parts

Ford India will also reintroduce the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine in the country on the ‘S' variant of the EcoSport. Both new variants will also come with a sunroof, among other additional features on the EcoSport.

2018 Ford EcoSport Recalled In The USA; 273 Units Built In India Have Faulty Parts

The prices for the new 2018 Ford EcoSport will start at Rs 10.40 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). The S and Signature edition of the EcoSport offerings in India will be available in both petrol and diesel options.

Also Read: Ford EcoSport S and Signature Edition Top Features

Thoughts On The Ford EcoSport

2018 Ford EcoSport Recalled In The USA; 273 Units Built In India Have Faulty Parts

The main update for the EcoSport, is the introduction of Ford's most awarded engine, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol in India. The Ford EcoSport in India rivals: Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the upcoming Hyundai Creta Facelift.

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Article Published On: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 15:53 [IST]
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