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.”

Ford Ecosport 2017

If you know someone who owns an Ecosport and has any such concerns, then do not forget to share it with our friends and family members. The Ford Ecosport 2017 is a compact SUV, which offers the best-in-class features and is the only one in this segment to offer six airbags, traction control and ESP but in the Titanium+ variant. Want to know more about the Ford Ecosport 2017? Check our detailed review and video as well.

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  • I am Swapnil from Pune, Maharashtra, India
    I am a genuine customer of tyre replacement under warranty.
    Please note that two of my ecosport titanum plus tyres are bursted within 10 months of purchase of vehicle. Ford replaced all 5 tyres giving confidance new tyres don’t face issues.
    Its a very very serious problem which needs to be addressed by ford india. What will happen after the warranty expires. Will ford india continue to change the tyres after one year of warranty period gets expired.

    What if someone meets with an accident by using these low profile tyres which ford has put in top model of ecosport. Ford India need to replace with new tyre size rather than with same configuration. This will not convince customers which has facing such issues.

  • Bridgestone says it’s Tyre wear and no replacements can be given. Their tyres are ISI certified etc… Bridgestone have even removed ecopia EP 150 from their website. Buyers beware

  • I am sarabjeet singh from faridabad
    I am a genuine customer of tyre replacement under warranty.
    Please note that two of my eco sport tyres eere rendered useless within 10 months of purchase of vehicle.
    Its a very very serious problem which needs to be addressed by ford india.
    What eill happen after the warranty expires.
    Will ford india continue to change the tyres after one year of warranty period gets expired.
    What if someone meets with an accident by using these low profile tyres which ford has put in top model of eco sport.
    The truth is that ford india has not properly tested these tyres on indian roads.these tyres are completely useless for indian roads and post a serious threat to the life of the person who drives the vehocle fitted with these tyres.
    Sarabjeet