Ford may have shut down its operations in India, but the brand continues to offer service, spare parts and warranty support. Ford has now recalled select BS6 diesel models of EcoSport, Figo, Aspire and Freestyle due to compliance with emission norms.
Ford has cited issues with emissions compliance and the effectiveness of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) as the reason for the recall. It also lists “oil life issues” that may require corrective action.
If affected, the vehicle will be upgraded with both a new catalytic converter and a new exhaust O2 sensor. The catalytic converter will be recalibrated on vehicles updated with the new unit as part of the last recall for BS6 diesel vehicles issued in September 2021. All affected models will also be updated with the latest Electronic Control Unit (ECU) firmware.
The upgrade will be carried out free of charge on all vehicles and Ford will contact owners of affected vehicles directly by post or phone. Customers can also check for themselves if their vehicle is affected by entering their vehicle’s 17-digit VIN here. Affected owners should make an appointment with the nearest service center at the earliest.
All four models affected by the recall had the same 100PS, 215Nm, 1.5-litre diesel engine. Ford had confirmed that it would retain 90% of its service network, meaning that going to a service center would not be a problem for customers.