Ford has issued this recall due to the issue of compliance with emission norms and efficiency of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). In addition, Ford has also listed ‘oil life related issues’ which may require corrective measures.
If affected by this issue, the vehicle will be updated with a new catalytic converter as well as a new exhaust gas O2 sensor. The catalytic converter will be recalibrated on vehicles that were updated with a new unit in the last recall for BS6 diesel vehicles released in September 2021.
All affected models will also be updated with the latest firmware for the Electronic Control Unit (ECU). It is to be noted that this upgrade will be done free of cost on all vehicles and owners of affected vehicles will be contacted directly to Ford through mail or call.
Customers can also check for themselves whether their vehicle has been affected or not by entering the 17 digit VIN number of their vehicle on the company’s website. Owners affected by this problem should fix an appointment at their nearest service center as soon as possible.
It is to be noted that all the four affected models in the recall use the same 1.5-litre diesel engine, which churns out 99 Bhp of power and 215 Nm of torque. Ford confirmed last year that it would retain 90 percent of its service network.
The company had assured its customers that reaching the service center would not be a problem for the customers. Let us tell you that recently it was revealed that Ford had recently rolled out the last EcoSport manufactured in India for export from its Maraimalai Nagar Plancha.
The company thus ended its tenure of manufacturing cars and SUVs in India. The company had said that it would focus on bringing its fully imported model to India in the future, but there is no update from Ford on that matter.