Just less than a month since Ford was forced to recall over 42,000 Figo and Figo Aspire vehicles, the American car maker has now announced that it will undertake a voluntary recall of 48,000 units of its EcoSport sports utility vehicle manufactured in India to fix fuel and brake lines.
The recalled vehicles are diesel versions which were manufactured during the periods of April 2013 to June 2014 according to a statement from Ford. The group which is the seventh largest auto maker in India is contacting an additional 700 EcoSport customers who own vehicles made between January 2016 and February 2016 who had cars fitted with a 60/40 rear folding seat.
Acording to the company:
“On certain vehicles, the 40 per cent rear seat backrest might have been assembled with bolts that do not meet Ford’s material specification, potentially causing the bolts to break.”
In Ford’s financial report it was stated that the company solder over 40,000 EcoSport units during the 2015 financial year ended March. Up until now there have been no complaints, accidents or injuries to customers according to Ford however they have urged owners of the affected vehicles to contact their local dealers to have the work completed for no cost.
In November 2015 the automaker recalled 16,444 EcoSport vehicles to repair faulty rear twist beam bolts, a component of the cars suspension.