Ford EcoSport recalled for suspension fix

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Ford has announced a recall of its compact EcoSport SUV over concerns that the rear suspension setup could fail during driving. The recall centres on the pivot bolts of the torsion beam in the EcoSport’s rear suspension, which Ford says may not have been tightened correctly in some models. The bolts in affected vehicles could therefore break, compromising handling and potentially creating a hazard for the driver and other road users. Affected vehicles were built between November 29, 2013 and April 11, 2014. Ford says that 1201 vehicles are listed in the recall. Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail, but they can also make contact directly with Ford’s Customer Relationship Centre on 1800 503 672. MORE: EcoSport news, reviews, pricing and specs