Ford recalls 972 diesel EcoSport SUVs to plug defect

India, July 12 -- US auto major Ford on Thursday said it was recalling 972 diesel variants of its newly launched compact SUV EcoSport in India to rectify defects in the instrument used as an aid in starting the engine.

"As part of routine checks, we discovered a potential concern with EcoSport diesel variants related to the Glow Plug Module which requires relocating the module. We are contacting customers to take their vehicle to their Ford dealership to have the work carried out," Ford India said in a statement.

The company, which is present in the country through a wholly-owned subsidiary Ford India, added that no accidents or injuries have been reported and this was a proactive, voluntary recall action to ensure customers' safety and satisfaction.

Ford had launched the much-awaited SUV in India last month with price starting at R5.59 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

EcoSport is available with three engine options of 1 litre petrol with Ecoboost technology, 1.5 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engine. While the price of 1 litre Ecoboost petrol version starts at Rs. 7.90 lakh, the 1.5 litre petrol variant is priced at R5 59 lakh.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.


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