Ford has officially recalled 3,072 units of the diesel variant of its mid-size sedan, the Fiesta, manufactured between October 2010 and December 2011. “We have initiated a field service action to correct a product concern on 3,072 Ford Fiesta TDCi vehicles,” Ford India said in a statement.
“This is a proactive, voluntary recall action to ensure customers’ safety and satisfaction and no accidents or injuries related to this concern have been reported,” it further added.
The company is asking its customers to contact their local Ford dealer so that a new design, waterproof Glow Plug Control Module can be installed free of charge. The module is the controlling unit of the ‘glow plug control’ which is a heating device used to aid starting diesel engines.
Nearly seven lakh vehicles have been recalled by manufacturers including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota, Ford, Honda and General Motors ever since Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) started voluntary vehicle recall for safety related issues in India in July 2012.