Ford EcoSport recalled

Timing belt issue forces 160 crossovers back to the dealership.
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Ford Australia has recalled the EcoSport SUV over concerns about the engine timing belt tensioner.

According to the company, engine vibrations could make the timing belt tensioner fail, resulting in a loss of engine timing. That could lead to damage, or an engine shutdown.

If the engine shuts down on the move, there's a risk of injury to the driver and other road users.

A total of 160 units are impacted by the recall – a VIN list is attached here.

Owners will be contacted by Ford, and advised to contact their dealer for a free inspection and fix.