The recall of select BS 6 diesel Ford cars is to address issues pertaining to emission norms compliance among others
Even after exiting India, it seems, Ford is quite active in its after sales service for the previously sold cars as the brand has now issued a recall for select BS 6 diesel models. The affected cars include EcoSport, Figo, Aspire, and Freestyle.
The recall has been done to address issues with respect to emission norms compliance and efficiency of the diesel particulate filter (DPF). The company has mentioned oil life related issues as well as the reasons for the recall.
The owners of the affected cars will be soon contacted by Ford service centres and the cars will be installed with new catalytic converters and exhaust gas O2 sensors.
In addition to this, Ford technicians will calibrate the system for obtaining optimum parameters on the models that were already fitted with the new catalytic converters and exhaust gas O2 sensors during the previous recall last September.
Thirdly, the company will update the ECU software of the affected models to the latest firmware. All these will be carried out free of cost.
While the company will starting contacting the customers soon, the latter can also hasten the process by checking if their cars come under the affected list or not. All they need to do is enter the 17-digit VIN numbers of their vehicles in this link.
Also, it would be better if customers get things sorted out soon to avoid rush. The affected cars are powered by the 1.5-litre TDCI diesel engine that churns out 100 HP and 215 Nm. It’s 1 of the best diesel engines of India. The petrol models are not affected.
Though Ford has ended its Indian operations, it has assured that it will retain up to 90 percent of its service centres with warranty support and constant supply of spares.
It must be noted that the company rolled out its last produced car from its Chennai plant just a few days back. It was an Ecosport for an export market.
Despite the central government willing to offer production linked incentives (PLI), it seems, the American brand is no longer interested in making cars here.