Ford India seems to be committed to India and the brand has made it clear. With complaints on the Bridgestone Ecopia tyre bulge, we decided to get in touch with Ford India on this. The issue that the 17-inch tyre on the Ecosport gets a bulge close to the side wall. This cannot be an issue with the vehicle, but something to do with the tyre than the Ecosport.
Ford India responded to MotorOctane.com with this, “We have been made aware of concerns related to the R17 Wheel. Please note that as part of the durability run, our engineering team have extensively tested the new Ford EcoSport across all Indian terrain for 280,000kms. The R17 wheel has also been tested on some of the most treacherous terrains for over 30,000kms. Given the recent feedback, we are working with our tyre vendor and have carried out a Free-of-Cost replacement of the Tyres in each of the reported cases. We have also requested our PD team who is evaluating each & every incident and guiding customers. At Ford, we remain committed to delivering quality products and do everything that is in the best interest of the brand and our customers.”
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