Ford India has issued a voluntary recall for the EcoSport compact SUV in India to inspect and update the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software. The recall has been issued for the 123bhp, 1.5L, three-cylinder petrol models that were manufactured between November 2017 and March 2018. This exercise will include over 7,249 units of the vehicle.
In an official statement, the American carmaker said that the affected EcoSport units have a chance of sudden deceleration or battery drainage. The software update will resolve the issue. The company also said that the PCM update will be carried out if necessary on the affected vehicles. Read – Ford Aspire Facelift Launch Date Announced
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The concerned customers will be notified individually by the company via an email or letter. Owners can also check whether their vehicle is affected by the recall or not by entering their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on Ford India’s official website. Read – Ford Territory Compact SUV Revealed
This, however, isn’t the first call for the EcoSport by Ford India. In July 2018, the carmaker recalled 1,018 units of the compact SUV produced at Ford’s Chennai based plant between May 2017 and June 2017. The affected models were recalled to inspect a possible issue with the driver and front passenger seat recliner locks. Read – Ford To Launch More SUVs In India
Currently, the Ford EcoSport is available with two petrol powertrains – an all-new 1.5-litre, three-cylinder and the tried and tested 1.0-litre EcoBoost motor. The Dragon family gasoline unit delivers a peak power of 121bhp with 150Nm of torque, the latter delivers power worth 123bhp with 170Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
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