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Cars Recalled In 2018 Part 2: Ford EcoSport, VW Polo, BMW X3 & More

Published On Sep 23, 2018 02:59 PM By Dhruv for Ford Ecosport

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The last two months have seen a recall of 18,966 vehicles

Ford EcoSport

We earlier came out with a detailed report on all the cars recalled in India this year till July. Now, it's time to report on all the vehicles that have been called in by their manufacturers for either updates, inspections or fixing a defect in the month of August and September.

As per the figures obtained from SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers), a total of 18,966 cars have been recalled by car makers such as BMW, Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford. Let’s take a look at the exact numbers.

Note: Volkswagen hasn’t specified any official number for its recalls.

Manufacturer name (A-Z)

Number of cars recalled

BMW

6966

Ford

7249

Mercedes-Benz

4741

Toyota

10

Volkswagen

N.A.

The highest number of recalls were from Ford for its EcoSport, while BMW recalled the X3, X5 and the 3 Series, including some manufactured in the year 2001. Mercedes-Benz recalled the third-highest number of vehicles followed by Toyota with its Prius and Volkswagen with its Polo, Vento and Jetta.

Model Name

Number of units

Date of manufacturing

Reason

BMW X3

8

31 Mar-18 to 3 May-18

Airbag gas generator might have an issue

BMW X5

21

19 Oct-01 to 22 Feb-02

Wrong software, hardware connection may lead to unwanted airbag deployment

BMW 3 Series

6937

14 Oct-04 to 17 Jan-12

Plug connecting the wiring harness to blower controller may deteriorate over time and cause short circuit

Ford EcoSport

7249

17 Nov-17 to 30 Mar-18

Powertrain control module software update

Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, CLA, GLA, GLC

4741 (individual figure not available)

9 Jan-16 to 8 Dec-17

Steering column not sufficiently grounded and may cause unwanted trigger of the airbag

Toyota Prius

10

16 June-15 to 15 May-18

Engine wire insulation may wear over time and cause short circuit

Volkswagen Polo GT and Vento

NA

1 April-15 to 31 Mar-17

‘Necessary update’

Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSI

NA

1 April-15 to 31 Mar-17

Replacement of ‘O’ ring in carbon canister

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