Ford may have wrapped up its operations in India, but as assured, the brand continues to offer service, parts and warranty support. Ford has now issued a recall for select BS6 diesel models of the EcoSport, Figo, Aspire and Freestyle over issues with emission norms compliance.
- Affected owners will be contacted by Ford
- BS6 petrol models unaffected
Ford BS6 diesel recall
Ford has cited issues with compliance to emission norms and efficiency of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) as the reason for the recall. Ford has also listed ‘oil life related issues’, which could require corrective measure.
If affected, 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 issued in September 2021. All affected models will also be updated with the latest firmware for the electronic control unit (ECU).
The upgrade will be carried out free of cost on all vehicles and owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted directly by Ford via mail or call. Customers themselves can also check if their vehicle has been affected by entering the 17-digit VIN number of their vehicle here. Affected owners must fix an appointment with their nearest service centre at the earliest.
All four models affected by the recall were powered by the same 100hp, 215Nm, 1.5-litre diesel engine. Ford had confirmed to Autocar India last year that it would retain 90 percent of its service network, which means reaching out to a service centre will not be an issue for customers.
Ford recently ended all manufacturing operations in India
Ford recently rolled-off the last made-in-India EcoSport from its Maraimalai Nagar plant for export, thus ending its stint of manufacturing cars and SUVs in India. The brand had said that it will focus on bringing its fully-imported models to India in the future, but there hasn’t been any update on that front yet.