Recall roundup: Ford EcoSport in Australia image

Australians have announced a recall for the Ford EcoSport because of a wiring defect on the side airbags, which may cause them not to deploy.

The Ford EcoSport is the subject of a recall in Australia. This has been announced recently by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as the official website is explaining that the models’ curtain airbags, the side impact sensor circuits and the seatbelt pre-tensioner have been wired incorrectly.

“If the side airbags do not deploy correctly, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants during a collision”, as the notice is explaining.

The issue is unrelated to the Takata airbag recall which has affected more than 100,000 vehicles in the Pacific country and millions across the globe. A total of 2,804 units of the popular crossover will be affected by this recall. These have been produced between the 15th of June, 2013, and the 26th of August, 2014. Owners of these models should contact the nearest Ford dealership for inspection and rectification and for any extra details on the topic, they can call the customer relationship center on 1800-503-672. The recall should begin soon and the necessary repairs will be made free of charge.