Ford India has issued a recall for four of its models. According to the company, the catalytic converter and exhaust gas O2 sensor of these vehicles will be updated free of cost.
Ford India has issued a recall for the EcoSport, Figo, Aspire and Freestyle cars. However, this recall is for select BS6 diesel vehicles, which are not as per the emission norms.
According to Ford , this recall has been issued due to a glitch in the emission norms and efficiency of the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Apart from this, Ford has also listed ‘oil life related issues’ which may need to be fixed.
Ford Ecosport, Figo, Aspire and Freestyle recalled
The EcoSport , Figo, Aspire and Freestyle models in India that will get these errors will be updated with a new catalytic converter and new exhaust gas O2 sensor. The catalytic converter will be recalibrated on vehicles that were updated with the new unit in the last recall for BS6 diesel vehicles released in September 2021. All affected models will also be updated with the new firmware for the Electronic Control Unit (ECU).
Ford will upgrade vehicles for free
According to the company, all the vehicles will be upgraded free of cost. The owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted directly through mail or call. Apart from this, customers can also check whether their vehicle has been affected or not by entering their 17 digit VIN number of their vehicle. Affected owners should fix an appointment at their nearest service center at the earliest.
Let us know that all the four models affected by the recall have been given a 1.5-litre diesel engine . It generates 100hp power and 215Nm peak torque.
Ford has stopped operations in India
In the year 2021, India had announced the closure of its operations. However, even after this, the company is providing service, parts and warranty support on its vehicles. Ford confirmed last year that it will retain 90 percent of its service network, which means customers will have no problem accessing its service centers.
The brand also said that it will sell only imported models in India in future. However, no update has been given on this yet. On the other hand, Ford recently rolled-off the last made in India EcoSport for export from its Maraimalai Nagar plant.