Source: Agencies23 May 2016 13:06:13

New Delhi, May 23: Automaker giant Ford India is recalling 48,700 units of its vehicle model EcoSport to rectify various issues. “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 said in a statement. The rectification includes faulty fuel and brake lines as well as rear seat backrest.
Around 48,000 EcoSport diesel vehicles made between April 2013 and June 2014 will be recalled in the first phase to install a new bundle clip on the fuel and brake lines. The clip is being installed to hold the fuel and brake lines together for enhanced safety. The company is also contacting customers of around 700 EcoSport vehicles which were made during January 2016 and February 2016, to fit the vehicle with a 60/40 rear folding seat.

"On certain vehicles, the 40 per cent rear seat backrest might have been assembled with bolts that do not meet Ford's material specification, potentially causing the bolts to break," the statement added. The company said there have been no customer complaints, accidents or injuries as a result of either of these concerns.

"Ford India is asking owners of the affected EcoSport vehicles to contact their local Ford dealer so that the necessary rework can be carried out, free of charge," it added. Earlier, Ford had recalled over 40,000 units of the Figo hatchback and the Figo Aspire compact sedan in India in April to fix a problem with software related to the Restraints Control Module. The company had also stopped the deliveries and sales of the Figo twin models till the issue was resolved.

Automobile manufacturers have been recalling vehicles over safety problems since Siam (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) initiated a voluntary recall policy in July 2012.