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Old 13th September 2020, 12:19   #1336
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I own Ecosport Titanium Diesel Nov 2017 model. I am seeing that sometimes gears (1st, 2nd, 3rd) are getting stuck when driving in low speed.
Has anyone experienced such issue?

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Updates on my gears stucking issue

The issue was a real one and fixed after replacing Lever Trans Control. See in pic.

Other issue I was facing was the message "Break applied, power reduced" popping up when applying the breaks. This got resolved after replacing the Accelator Pedal and Sensor.

Both were replaced under warranty. Very satisfactory work done by Talera Ford, Nigdi, Pune.
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Old 14th September 2020, 12:41   #1337
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Let me answer some of your questions..

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1) Braking Performance - I find the brakes lack a good bite at slower speeds and are sort of inconsistent, I have taken this up with the service centre, however, they do not find anything wrong.
The brakes on EcoSport are decent but not too great. They lack bite in them when you compare them with other cars with good brakes. We had a Skoda Rapid which had better brake bite compared to the EcoSport. The brakes feel a bit dull considering the weight of the EcoSport. I had to brake hard in few emergency situations and initially it would feel like the car isn't going to stop in a safe distance but when you apply a bit more pressure on the brakes then they do work adequately.

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2) Door Request sensors - The request sensors is very moody, especially the lock command, sometimes it refuses to work and I have fish out the humongous key from my laptop bag to lock the car.
The sensors do not work when they are wet, you do need to wait for it to dry out before they start working normally. Strangely in my EcoSport, the driver side sensor refuses to work even if it's slightly wet whereas the passenger side sensor works fine in the same situation.
I carry the key fob in my trouser's front pocket always and the sensor works fine 95% of the times. At times it doesn't work and I move closer to the door handle for it to work. So I feel in your case maybe the sensor is not able to receive the reception too well since you keep the key fob in your bag which maybe blocking the signal a little bit. It should work fine if you have the key fob in your shirt or trouser pocket.

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3) Tyres - Lately, I have noticed that the Tyre Tread is developing cracks all over, but not on the side wall (see attached picture), similar to unused rubber lying in the sun. The car has not run much (Done 14K till date), and is always parked in the shade and has never been parked without use for more than 5 days. I am not sure if this is normal? Is there someone who can confirm if this requires immediate attention/replacement or can the car be driven for some more time?
This doesn't seem normal to me. I just checked the tyres on my 27K run EcoSport and they do not have any such cracks on them. It also depends on various factors like parking conditions, driving conditions, tyre maintenance etc. I would suggest you to get it checked with a reputed tyre dealer and see if you can continue using them for some more time or if you need replacement right away.
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Old 15th September 2020, 11:43   #1338
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Let me answer some of your questions..


This doesn't seem normal to me. I just checked the tyres on my 27K run EcoSport and they do not have any such cracks on them. It also depends on various factors like parking conditions, driving conditions, tyre maintenance etc. I would suggest you to get it checked with a reputed tyre dealer and see if you can continue using them for some more time or if you need replacement right away.
Thanks for checking and your feedback. I will get this checked by a Tyre dealer.
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Old 15th September 2020, 11:54   #1339
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The sensors do not work when they are wet, you do need to wait for it to dry out before they start working normally. Strangely in my EcoSport, the driver side sensor refuses to work even if it's slightly wet whereas the passenger side sensor works fine in the same situation.
I carry the key fob in my trouser's front pocket always and the sensor works fine 95% of the times. At times it doesn't work and I move closer to the door handle for it to work. So I feel in your case maybe the sensor is not able to receive the reception too well since you keep the key fob in your bag which maybe blocking the signal a little bit. It should work fine if you have the key fob in your shirt or trouser pocket.
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2) Door Request sensors - The request sensors is very moody, especially the lock command, sometimes it refuses to work and I have fish out the humongous key from my laptop bag to lock the car.

If there is any water on the handle, then the lock command does not work at all.
I had this problem in my Jan 2018 EcoSport T+ Diesel. I showed it to Ford service center and got the sensors replaced in warranty.
I took a video and showed it to them. And also in the service center itself, poured water in front of the Service center Manager and proved that it doesn't work when the handles are wet. They escalated to Ford and got the sensors replaced free of cost.

So connect with FASS and get it replaced.

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I had this problem in my Jan 2018 EcoSport T+ Diesel. I showed it to Ford service center and got the sensors replaced in warranty.
I took a video and showed it to them. And also in the service center itself, poured water in front of the Service center Manager and proved that it doesn't work when the handles are wet. They escalated to Ford and got the sensors replaced free of cost.

So connect with FASS and get it replaced.

-Ravi
Thanks Ravi for the feedback, I will take this up when I visit the service centre next. I am assuming they are now working even when wet.
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I had this problem in my Jan 2018 EcoSport T+ Diesel. I showed it to Ford service center and got the sensors replaced in warranty.
When I mentioned the same to FASS they said it's normal for the sensor to not work when it's wet. And since its not too big of an issue, I let it pass. I will try pursuing this with another SVC during my next service. Will update the outcome, if any.
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Update on my 10k kms service today Dhone Ford, Manjari.

Availed the home pick up and drop option. The person who came to pick up the vehicle quoted around ₹ 5k-6k . The service advisor called me after 30 mins and said around ₹3k. I shared with him the screenshots of quotations from Ford promise: https://www.fordservicepricepromise.com/

In my case, it was ₹1365/- only. Once he realised that I was adamant on Ford quotation, he immediately agreed, and sent me the picture of same costing/break up.

The upside is that he kept me posted throughout the servicing of the vehicle, ie. Videos of Draining out the engine oil, pouring the new one, pics of washing, and once it was ready to be delivered.

Overall, extremely satisfied with the frugal servicing costs, especially for the diesel trim.

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Friends,

Any recommendations for changing wiper blades for my 2018 Jan Ford EcoSport T+ Diesel variant?

As its been now 2.5 years, the wiping is not great or clean. I am currently managing with it, as it is not really bad yet. But prefer to change it soon.

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There is an interesting series of discussions happening in the Ford Ecosport Owners India Group on FB. The owner of a 2020 ES Tit + has posted a series of videos showing the soft sheet metal quality on the bonnet. The video shows the owner applying minimal force on the bonnet and the metal easily caving in/ flexing.

Responses to the video can be categorized to below 3 categories:

1. Owners of <= 2019 models: They don't seem to have this issue. I own a 2018 Titanium and mine doesn't seem to cave in that easily

2. Owners of 2020 models: Mixed responses. Some have while others don't

3. Random Enthusiast: Points to the 2020 pedestrian safety norms that might've made Ford change the sheet metal gauge at the front. Which sounded plausible but I was unable to find any solid information online around this.

Anyone else came across this discussion? Hoping for fellow owners to shed some light.

Thanks in advance.
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Anyone else came across this discussion? Hoping for fellow owners to shed some light.

Thanks in advance.
Here is the video. I have a week old Ecosport and I haven't checked if this happens on mine, but the hood is definitely heavy and need strength to pop it up. I wouldn't read too much into this.

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Looking to join the ES Pune whatsapp group, please advise on how to. Thanks.

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Morning All,

I own a 2018 model Ford ES Diesel Titanium Plus. For me it has been an awesome machine and I have not faced any major issues with it so far. Till Jan 2020 it had run about 66000 KMs in just under 2 years and it was time to buy the EW as there was still good 34k KMs left in the standard warranty. After some enquiry with ford india, specifically with PPS Ford Yelahanka, I purchased the EW for 3rd & 4th year at a cost of Rs 19599/- which is valid till standard 1L KM is completed on the odometer.

Now, I have two points regarding extended warranty on which I need clarity upon:

1. I have noticed that on ford India website there is an option of extending EW till 150000 KM. I was not given this option at the time of purchase of EW by PPS Ford Yelahanka at all. If I was informed about covering my vehicle for additional 50k KM of warranty at an extra cost of about Rs 12000/- then I would have surely bought that. But now I will have to shell out Rs 32300/- to get that extra 50k KM of EW. Please refer the below screenshot taken from Ford India:

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https://www.india.ford.com/owner/extended-warranty/

2. I feel the EW for the 3rd year is mostly wasted because of the nationwide lockdown since March 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. Now more than half of the year the car has not run and it would not be used normally till the situation is under control. Owners wont get to experience the issues if the car wont run. I do not mean that car will surely develop issues if it is run but I am referring to the peace if mind. Moreover we dont need to have a warranty just to keep the car parked.

IMO these are valid questions with respect to increasing the KMs under EW and even the time period due to lockdown. Kindly do share if anyone has got any assistance from ford in these regards.

Thanks 🙂
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Looking to join the ES Pune whatsapp group, please advise on how to. Thanks.
Ideally they should have an Facebook or Instagram page. Try to join that first and then you can request that group admin to get you added to the WA group.

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I have noticed that on ford India website there is an option of extending EW till 150000 KM. I was not given this option at the time of purchase of EW by PPS Ford Yelahanka at all. If I was informed about covering my vehicle for additional 50k KM of warranty at an extra cost of about Rs 12000/- then I would have surely bought that. But now I will have to shell out Rs 32300/- to get that extra 50k KM of EW.
Wow that's some serious miles you are covering mate. Even I have a 2018 Titanium TDCi but it has done only about 27K KMS. I had checked this warranty page few days back since even I am interested in opting for 5th year warranty for peace of mind.
Coming back to your issue, why don't you take this up with Ford. Call them up and lodge a complain stating that the dealership did not inform you properly about the available options. You can ask them to upgrade your warranty to the 1.5lac cover by paying the difference amount alone instead of paying the whole amount again. They should be able to help you with that. Try it out and let us know the outcome.

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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSport Facelift 1.5L Petrol : Official Review

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Friends,

Any recommendations for changing wiper blades for my 2018 Jan Ford EcoSport T+ Diesel variant?

As its been now 2.5 years, the wiping is not great or clean. I am currently managing with it, as it is not really bad yet. But prefer to change it soon.

Suggestions

-Ravi
Bosch Clear Advantage frameless does a good job for the front wipers. Rear wiper can be obtained from FASS/Boodmo only(part no: E4B517402AA).
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Re: 2018 Ford EcoSport Facelift 1.5L Petrol : Official Review

Friends, need your recommendations:
I am looking for Automatic petrol cars and have shortlisted the following:
1. Ecosport Titanium plus - 14 lacs on road
2. S Cross Alpha - 15 lacs on road
In terms is safety and driving experience I am keen in option 1, but S-Cross is better in terms of space but lacks safety features like 6 airbags.

Considering fuel economy and overall maintenance request your suggestions?
Any other options to consider?
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