Ford India has recalled over 4000 units of Ford Ecosport manufactured between May 2017 and June 2017. The reason is said to be faulty weld strength. In a statement given by the company, it said, “The weld strength on some of these vehicles may be below Ford specifications, which in rare cases, can potentially affect steering control”.
The issue cited is regarding the weld strength of the front lower control arm. Also known as the A-arm, this connects the front suspension of the vehicle to its frame. An issue with the control arm can result in steering problems. The company will contact the said owners who can get it fixed at their nearest dealers.
Further, Ford also announced that it will recall more than 1000 of the facelifted Ecosport. The Ford Ecosport models manufactured between November 2017 and December 2017 will be inspected for a potential problem with front seat recliner locking. Ford says this is a voluntary inspection. Owners facing any problems should visit their nearest dealer soon.
Ford India launched the new Ecosport in India recently. It now comes with a 1.5-liter petrol/diesel engine and also a 1-liter eco boost engine.
The 1.5l inline 3 cylinder petrol motor makes 121.36bhp (@6500rpm) and 150Nm torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The titanium plus model comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission setup.
The sportier S model comes with a 1-liter ecoboost engine which produces 123.24bhp (@ 600rpm) and 170Nm torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The ecoboost petrol engine is meant to be the most sportiest model in the entire line up of ecosport.
The 1.5l diesel engine makes 98.96bhp (@ 3750rpm) and 205Nm torque. This 4 cylinder engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The sportier S diesel model makes the same power as the other diesel models but it sports a 6-speed gear box.
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