Ford has issued a voluntary recall for 16,444 units of the EcoSport crossover which were manufactured between November 2013 to April 2014. The move was triggered by a potential glitch concerning a bolt in the rear twist beam suspension system.
In a statement, the American automaker revealed that there is a possibility that the said bolt may not be tightened to specification. This may cause the pivot bolt to break which could potentially lead to loss of handling. Ford India also announced that no accident has been reported so far relating to the glitch.
Ford dealers across the country has already started getting in touch with customers, requesting them to bring in the vehicles for inspection. If found necessary, rework will be done free of cost.
This is the third Ford EcoSport recall since the vehicle debuted in 2013. The first recall came within weeks of the launch to rectify a faulty glow plug module of the diesel variants. The second one was triggered by a possible corrosion in the fuel and vapor line.
Ford has just introduced the facelifted version of the EcoSport with quite a few upgrades including a more powerful diesel engine, daytime LED running lights, automatic wiper and headlamps, etc.