Ford EcoSport Recalled in India

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Ford India has issued two voluntary recall for its hot-selling Ford EcoSport compact SUV. Out of these, the first recall covers as many as 48,000 units of the compact SUV. These vehicles are Diesel versions manufactured between April 2013 and June 2014, and need to be installed with a new bundle clip on the fuel and brake lines. The second recall covers just 700 EcoSports that were made between January 2016 and February 2016 and have 60:40 split rear seats. On some of these vehicles,  the 40% rear seat backrest might have been assembled with bolts that do not meet Ford’s material specification. Talking about the latest Ford EcoSport recall, the company has said,“In its commitment to quality and complete transparency, Ford India is issuing two voluntary safety recalls to correct potential concerns with certain Ford EcoSport vehicles. Ford India will contact the concerned customers to get in touch with the local Ford dealership, where the rework will be done free of charge. Earlier this month Ford launched the Black Edition of the EcoSport to fend off the fast increasing heat from the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Read on for Ford EcoSport price in India, specifications, images, video review and other details.

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Ford India has recalled over 48,000 EcoSports in India

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Ford EcoSport Price in India

The Ford EcoSport received a huge price cut after the advent of the Vitara Brezza. The petrol variant of the EcoSport is priced at INR 6.68 lakhs onwards. The Diesel variant starts retailing at INR 7.28 lakhs. Here’s the complete Ford EcoSport price list-

Variants Ambiente Trend Trend+ Titanium Titanium +
Powertrain Combination
1.5L Ti-VCT (Petrol) 668,800 740,900 NA 856,500 NA
1.5L Ti-VCT (Petrol) AT NA 961,500 NA
1.0L EcoBoost (Petrol) NA 818,900 NA 945,000
1.5L TDCi (Diesel) 728,800 800,900 848,900 916,500 975,000

Ford EcoSport Recall - 2016 Ford EcoSport Black Edition White Front Angle official image

As we said, Ford India recently launched the Black Edition of the EcoSport. The newly introduced variant builds upon the existing trims and is priced at a slight premium over the regular models. Here’s the price list of the Black Edition-

Variants Trend + Titanium Titanium +
1.5l TiVCT (Petrol) NA 874,800 NA
1.5l TiVCT (Petrol) AT NA 979,800 NA
1.0l EcoBoost (Petrol) 858,500 NA 963,300
1.5l TDCi (Diesel) 888,500 934,800 993,300

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Ford EcoSport Video Review

Ford EcoSport Specifications

The EcoSport is on sale with as many as three engine options. The most modern among these is a 1.0-litre turbocharged Petrol engine that is being sold under the EcoBoost moniker. Also availabel is a 1.5-litre Petrol normally aspirated engine. The most popular engine variant, however, is the 1.5-Litre turbocharged Diesel engine that got a slight power bump a few months back. Here is the Ford EcoSport specifications sheet-

Length x Width x Height 3999 x 1765 x 1708 mm
Kerb Weight 1222-1272 kg
Wheel Type and Size 16” Alloys
Boot Space 346 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Ti-VCT Petrol 1.0 L EcoBoost Petrol 1.5 L TDCi Diesel
Power 110 bhp 124 bhp 99 bhp
Torque 140 Nm 170 Nm 205 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT/6-speed AT 5-speed MT 5-speed MT
Mileage 15.8 kpl/16.5 kpl 18.9 kpl 22.7 kpl
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes
Audio System Yes (2-DIN)
Airbags Yes (2-6)
ABS Yes

Ford EcoSport Recall - 2016 Ford EcoSport Review Photos Front

Ford EcoSport Features

The Ford EcoSport has always been a fairly loaded car. Here’s the variant-wise features highlights of the Ford EcoSport:

  • Ambiente: 4 Power windows, Central Locking, Manual AC, 12V Power socket and rear folding seats
  • Trend: Features of Ambiente + ABS and EBD
  • Trend+: In addition to the features offered on the Trend trim, this will get dual front airbags, auto aicon, distance to empty, outside temp display, econometer, average speed, avg fuel efficiency, fog lamps, chrome grille, roof rails, signature light guide for the headlamps.
  • Titanium: Features of Trend+ variant + Smart Key, Keyless entry, Push button start
  • Titanium+: Features of Titanium variant + Auto wipers, auto headlamps, daytime running lights, interior chrome pack, leather-wrapped handbrake.

Apart from these, the Black Edition also gets-

  • Black Front Grille
  • Black-out moulded Headlamps
  • 16-inch Black-painted Alloy Wheels
  • Black ORVM Covers
  • Black Foglamp Bezel
  • Black Roof Rails
  • Roof Cross Bars

The latest Ford EcoSport recall in India reaffirms Ford India’s commitment towards quality and customer satisfaction. Do get in touch of the nearest Ford India dealership in case your car falls under the latest Ford Ecosport recall in India. Stay tuned for more updates on the Ford EcoSport recall drive and other important news updates on this popular compact SUV.

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1 COMMENT

  1. While replacement of the Fuel & Vapour pipes of my Ford Eco Sport 1.0 Petrol for of Vehicle DL12CB2651/ VIN MAJAXXMRKADA27844 at Gautambudh Ford, Noida on 20.12.2014 both the connections have been damaged as a result there is leakage of petrol and Vapours.

    The replacements were being carried out with hit and trail method resulting damage of both the fuel and vapour connections. The Vehicle is still lying at Gautambudh Ford, Noida , which was entered and received by the on 20.12.2014.

    You are, therefore, requested to kindly send a trained and well conversant Service Engineer at Gautambudh Ford, Noida, UP immediately, as the so called mechanics undertaking the repair work have damaged both end of fuel and vapour connection.

    Shri Bhagwan Das, General Manager of Gautambudh Ford, Noida has stated that the Vehicle will be delivered on 23.12.2014 on receipt of the damaged Part from channai.

    Your intervention is solicited to resolve this issue immediately by sending the engineers conversant with the job; otherwise the owners of the ford Eco Sport will be restrained to undertake the replacement on recall of the vehicle. Kindly arrange to compensate with the vehicle detention charges to the undersigned and the mental agony faced by me. The matter will be shared with the press for information of the general public.

    Thanking you,
    Yours faithfully,

    Vinod Kumar Talwar
    C-401, First Floor,
    Defence Colony,
    New Delhi-110024
    Mobile no.9868221471.
    E-mail vktalwar48@yahoo.com

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