Ecosport Fautly Clutch Assembly, Demand For RECALL
User review on Ford EcoSport written by Akshay on 31 August 2017
Akshay's review on Ford EcoSport 1.5L Ti-VCT Titanium Plus AT
Year of Manufacture : 2014 | Driven no. of Kms. : 18000
- Pros: Nothing much apart from additional air bags..
- Cons: FAULTY Clutch Assembly leading to POOR Mileage, excessive Noise and Vibration from Engine
Australian Authority are taking Action against Ford for faulty Ford Focus, Fiesta and EcoSport vehicles manufactured in Chennai Plant, India and supplied in Australia between 2011 and 2016, which featured a type of transmission known as PowerShift Transmission PST approximately 70,000 cars sold, about half have had a gearbox repair of some sort, with excessive shuddering and jerking under acceleration, loss of gears, loss of power and excessive noisiness the most common complaints. The ACCC alleges that Ford did not provide refunds or replacement vehicles to customers between 2011 and May 2015, even after some of their cars had undergone multiple repairs that still did not resolve the issue. It also says that in most cases customers were required to make a significant payment towards replacement cars in the order of 7000 on average, and that cars traded in were on sold to wholesalers and other customers without disclosing the existing issues and repairs. ACCC chairman Rod Sims says that Ford told customers their complaints were caused by the way they had been driving, even though the company was aware of systemic issues from at least 2013. The ACCC alleges that Ford s conduct towards customers who had complained of issues with their vehicles was unconscionable. It is also alleged that Ford then on sold vehicles surrendered as part of the Powershift Ownership Loyalty Program to wholesalers and customers, without disclosing the systemic or specific issues experienced with those vehicles.