Ford Accidentally Installed European Brake Fluid Caps On American 2018 EcoSport

The 2018 Ford EcoSport has been struck with a recall, not long after the facelifted model arrived in North America.

There are 273 units affected in US federalized territories, which were assembled at Chennai, India, from October 27, 2017, to March 6, 2018.

These vehicles are said to have been equipped with Euro-spec brake fluid reservoir caps and owners’ manual kits. We’ve heard about cars being called back in for way less, but nevertheless, it doesn’t comply with the federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Anyone can guess what the fix will be in this case, and Ford notes that it’s “not aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this issue”. What they haven’t announced yet is when owners of the affected 2018 Ford EcoSport crossovers will be informed of the condition.

2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 are recalled, too

In addition to the aforementioned recall, Ford is also conducting a second safety campaign. It surrounds 151 units of the 2018MY F-650 and F-750, built at Ohio from March 28 to April 17, this year.

These vehicles are being called in for a potential rollaway risk, due to the parking brake cable not having adequate tension. In extreme cases, the fault “could result in reduced parking brake performance and unintended vehicle movement”, explains the carmaker, “increasing the risk of accident or injury”.

“When operating a vehicle prior to repair, customers should make sure the transmission is secured in ‘Park’ [if equipped[, or the wheels are chocked before leaving the vehicle unattended”, added Ford.

Technicians will adjust the parking cable to the required tension and the work will be carried out free of charge.

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