Ford Recalls 2018 EcoSport For Dumb Mistake


Ford is recalling the EcoSport in the US.

Ford just announced two minor recalls for 2018 EcoSports sold in the United States. The issue involves a mix up at the factory in which European spec parts were fitted to 273 of the North American bound crossovers. The problem vehicles were fitted with European bake fluid reservoir caps instead of US spec equipment. A seemingly minor issue that's actually a major no-no for an automaker. Additionally, the small batch of EcoSports also received Euro-spec owners manuals instead of US manuals.

Both the reservoir cap and owners manuals must be US-specific versions, as required by federal motor vehicle safety standards. The affected vehicles were built at Ford’s Chennai Assembly Plant between October 27, 2017 and March 6, 2018. Due to the innocuous nature of the mixup, Ford says it is not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue. Like other recalls, Ford dealers will replace the brake fluid reservoir cap and owners’ manual kit with the proper US versions without charge to owners.

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Along with the 2018 EcoSport recall, Ford also issued a callback for 151 examples of the 2018 F-650 and F-750 trucks for an issue with their hydraulic brake systems. The automaker says the trucks in question may have a faulty parking brake cable that could pose a rollaway risk. Once again in this case, no injuries or deaths have been linked to the issue. Ford dealers will inspect and adjust the parking brake as needed at no cost to the customer.