Timing belt issue forces 160 crossovers back to the dealership.
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.