This weeks vehicle recall report
Vehicle recalls have dominated the car world for months now with one of the biggest issues being the problems with Takata air bags which have prompted in the result of millions of vehicles being recalled world wide. American manufacturer Ford are today however featured in our vehicle recall report but not regarding Takata air bags. It has been confirmed by Ford India that they are to issue a recall on 20,752 Ecosport models due to a fault which could lead to corrosion. Corrosion in the fuel and vapour line could take affect in some Ecosport models which were made between January of last year and September of this year.
BWM recall i8 models
BMW are another company who have announced recalls over the duration of the past week. The firm have confirmed that they are to recall 223 i8 models due to a problem which could potentially lead to the risk of a fire. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced this recall which affects the bolt which connects the ground cable from the cars chassis to its fuel tank. If the problem is not seen to, this could potentially lead to a fuel leak from the vehicle which could then cause a fire. The recall on these vehicles have already begun and the company have confirmed that if there is a fault with your i8 then they will replace the fuel tank of the car if it is necessary to do so. BMW have also said that this will come free of charge to i8 owners. Only the 2014 year versions of the i8 are affected by the recall.
Porsche 911 Boxster and Cayman face recalls
Porsche have announced that they are issuing recalls on their 911, Boxster and Cayman vehicles due to a faulty security latch underneath the bonnet of the models. The models made from he 7th of May this year up to the 23rd of September are to be affected by this news with the main area of vehicles being located in the United States. If you have a variant of the car that was made in the US however, it is recommended that you get in contact with Porsche to see if your affected. 1,382 units are to be recalled altogether. Porsche have notified car owners that they will replace the latch underneath the bonnet free of charge and will inform customers if their car is a part of these recent recalls.