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Ford Recalls 20,752 EcoSports In India

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - JANUARY 4: Ford’s new compact SUV EcoSport is unveiled at The Taj Palace Hotel on January 4, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The EcoSport comes with one-litre, three cylinder petrol engine and is likely to create a separate segment for compact SUV’s in Indian car market which is expected to be third largest in the world by the end of decade. (Photo by Jasjeet Plaha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

CHENNAI: Car maker Ford India Tuesday announced recall of 20,752 units of its sports utility vehicle (SUV) EcoSport.

In a statement, Ford India said it will inspect EcoSport variants made at its plant here between January 2013-September 2014 for concerns of fuel and vapour line corrosion in the long-term.

"The safety of our customers is always top priority at Ford. For their peace of mind, we have initiated a Field Service Action to correct product concerns on 20,752 Ford EcoSport vehicles in India. This is a proactive, voluntary recall action to ensure customers' safety and satisfaction.

"The company will also check the vehicles for reorienting wiring harness related to the correct deployment of side airbags," the statement said.

The company is writing to customers and asking them to contact their local Ford dealer so that the necessary rework can be carried out free of cost.

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