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Old 4th January 2022, 13:31   #46
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Re: Ownership Review | My 2021 Ford EcoSport Diesel Titanium Story

Wishing you all a Happy New Year !

Current Odometer Reading: 17427kms

Continuing to clock kilometers like crazy, the last 8231kms have been clocked in 45 days !

2022 began on the right foot for Skylar and me. Taking opportunity of the fact that 01-Jan-2022 fell on a Saturday. I did a quick solo drive to Kanyakumari and back.

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Left leisurely at 6:19am and reached my hotel in Kanyakumari around 7pm. Stopped a lot enroute as the scenery was very distracting. Had lunch at Dindigul Thalapakatti in Virudhunagar. Saw the most beautiful sky during sunset, the angry sky along the with the windmills just made the drive so satisfying.

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The roads from Madurai to Kanyakumari are in top shape(freshly relaid) barring a few diversion enroute. But the toll tax collected is daylight robbery, I paid a total of 945 rupees for the 689km drive.

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The next day woke up late and left Kanyakumari around 9am. All the tourist spots were closed due to new year and the increasing Omicron cases.

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Made plans with friends in Madurai for lunch, landed in Amma Mess around 1:30pm and had lipsmacking non-veg food followed by a quick ice-cream stop at Ibaco. Left towards Tiruchirapalli around 3:15pm after a quick stop at the BPCL COCO for a refuel at Vellaripatti. Met another friend for a quick 'hi' at Shri Sangeethas in Trichy around 4:30pm.

Started towards Chennai amidst crazy traffic and reached home at 10:50pm. Overall a quick 1394kms round trip to Kickstart the year.

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As usual the Ford continues to make me fall more in love with every passing kilometer.

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Old 1st April 2022, 16:36   #47
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UPDATE: 1 Year/20,000 kms with the BS6 EcoSport



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It has been a little over a year since I bought Skylar home. By far this has been the most enjoyable year for me as far as driving and cars come into the picture.

Skylar achieved the 20,000 kms milestone in 354 days & 22 hours. This translates to an average of 56.5 kms a day, which is while I am still working from home. I am definitely adept at sneaking in those kilometres.

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Got the 3rd/20k kms service done from Dhruvan Ford on 12-Mar-2022. The engine oil, air filter, oil filter and AC filter was replaced, I had opted for the express service and got the car back within the promised time of 2 hours. The total bill was ₹5650 which is very reasonable IMHO. The service experience as well was extremely good.

Attention to detail: little markers added on the driver side seat ensure correct position while returning the car.

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I am still pending to have the catalytic converter replaced under recall by Ford. The service center did not have the parts in stock and I was not willing to leave my car with them for a few days. Will update once I get this done.

Apart from this, Skylar has been a fill it, shut it & forget it experience till now. *Touchwood*

Did a quick trip to Pondy in February and none in March. These have been pretty lean months running wise and will be corrected April.

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The more the I drive Skylar, the more I begin to appreciate the NVH and comfort offered by the EcoSport. It is truly a wonderful travel companion. Currently the odometer reads 21036kms.

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I consistently get about 800kms between each tankful. Attaching below statistics for fuel consumption and cost of running.

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On one of my random early morning drives to Mahabalipuram on ECR

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Cheers !

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Old 8th May 2022, 11:53   #48
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Great to see your posts. Ecosport is absolute hoot to drive. I am enjoying mine too! I remember we bought the cars around the same time last year!

Great posts, keep sharing!

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UPDATE: 1 Year/20,000 kms with the BS6 EcoSport

The car that continues to punch above its weight (even after the car has been discontinued )

I too have a 2018 S TDCI. It has been a fill it shut it experience for me till date. Infact I am so confident with the car, that I did not buy the extended warranty, which lapsed last year in June.
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It has been a little over a year since I bought Skylar home. By far this has been the most enjoyable year for me as far as driving and cars come into the picture.

Skylar achieved the 20,000 kms milestone in 354 days & 22 hours.
Congrats @Shanksta for your 20k+ drive. Mine is a Diesel Sports version and celebrated the anniversary just couple of weeks back with 16584 on the ODO. 65% of it had been city drives. The ODO reads 16876 now. Enjoying every bit of driving, but, for the DPF warning frequently in the last 2 months.


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I am still pending to have the catalytic converter replaced under recall by Ford. The service center did not have the parts in stock and I was not willing to leave my car with them for a few days. Will update once I get this done.
Recall for Catalytic Filter replacement is in now way related to DPF issues. I have got that replaced as soon as i got the call. When checked with the SA at Ford, i understood it is just to ensure the catalytic convertor does not crack. Probably the ceramic used in the earlier one is prone to cracks and hence a better one.

I too was of the opinion that changing this will relieve us of the DPF warning. Unfortunately, that is not the case as rightly pointed by @jithin23.

After this cat converter replacement also i get the exhaust filter requires cleaning warning often. Even after driving for 200 + kms during weekends this error disappears just for couple of days and re-appears. If you are a regular city driver, this is unavoidable, that too in Chennai traffic, even on OMR.
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Great to see your posts. Ecosport is absolute hoot to drive. I am enjoying mine too! I remember we bought the cars around the same time last year!
Hey thank you Ananth. Indeed we both picked up our EcoSport at the same time and in fact if I remember correctly I have seen your Smoke Grey ES twice and we share the same series registration too !

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The car that continues to punch above its weight (even after the car has been discontinued)
Oh yes, it does. Infact I recently had an experience where a stranger walked up to me mentioning he was looking to buy an EcoSport and wanted my user feedback. Moreover he was complaining all the examples available in the market were too expensive despite Ford exiting. I was !

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Congrats @Shanksta for your 20k+ drive. Mine is a Diesel Sports version and celebrated the anniversary just couple of weeks back with 16584 on the ODO.
Thank you sundarsharma !

I was trying to get the catalytic converter replaced as per recall code 21E13 issued by Ford for my car. However I was told by the dealership they are still awaiting parts from Ford. About a couple of weeks back I thought of checking directly with Ford India and reached out to their customer care team via their Dial a Ford toll free number.

What they told me was apparently Ford has now dropped the recall and are instead doing a software update. She said I should be receiving an official communication from Ford soon. But I found this weird and questioned them on why their dealerships are not informed about this to which I did not receive a satisfactory answer.

My guess is that Ford India has managed to replace the parts in the batches that were affected and hence silently dropped the recall. *Touchwood* and fingers crossed, hope I never face any issue.

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After this cat converter replacement also i get the exhaust filter requires cleaning warning often. Even after driving for 200 + kms during weekends this error disappears just for couple of days and re-appears. If you are a regular city driver, this is unavoidable, that too in Chennai traffic, even on OMR.
I recently got mine replaced and got a warning message within 200kms of city driving.

This is now getting frustrating. With similar driving pattern (1.5 years and 11k on the ODO), I have never had to worry about DPF issues previously, until this recall happened.
On one occasion I had to drive for ~85kms to get the message cleared.

What do you do when such message appears? How long do you drive with the message on?
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I recently got mine replaced and got a warning message within 200kms of city driving.

This is now getting frustrating. With similar driving pattern (1.5 years and 11k on the ODO), I have never had to worry about DPF issues previously, until this recall happened.
On one occasion I had to drive for ~85kms to get the message cleared.

What do you do when such message appears? How long do you drive with the message on?
I agree, itís really frustrating. When the first time i got this message when the ODO was around 4300 kms, i was bit scared and then a long drive of 300 kms cleared the warning.
It was okay until 9500 kms and the warning popped up again. Another long drive and co-incidentally this catalytic converter recall was made. The long drive cleared the message and the
replacement gave me bit relief. However, @jithin23 had already cautioned me that after this DPF replacement his friendís Ecosport started giving more headaches and his friend had gone
for re-mapping. And since then no issues.

I too sometimes get the second thoughts. However, donít want to take risk as the vehicle is still under warranty and re-mapping would void the warranty.

In the past 3 months, the warning has popped up 3 times. For the first two times, i drove around 230 kms to clear this.

And this is the 3rd time and the warning has now graduated since it popped up last Wednesday !! Unfortunately couldnít drive last Sunday.

Yesterday and today itís showing ď Exhaust filter at limit. Drive to clean ď . Planning to take another long drive this Sunday.

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What do you do when such message appears? How long do you drive with the message on?
Hi ron, this time i consciously tracked the distance driven with the messages. The warning "Exhaust filter overloaded. Drive to clean" popped up at 16886 and "Exhaust filter at limit. Drive to clean" popped at 17004. Today morning at 17228 on ODO took for a long drive and the message changed to "Exhaust filter overloaded" only at 17389 and intermittently "Exhaust filter cleaning "and this message kept popping. For the last few kms to home these had disappeared and just when entering the apartment gate, the warning "Exhaust filter overloaded" popped up again.

There's a definite drop in power and the vehicle randomly shudders, when your foot in on the pedal. Removing the foot off the pedal and allowing the vehicle cruise in it's own speed helps a bit.

Ford's claim of driving for 20 minutes continuously doesn't help at all. It might work abroad. In India, where the highways are passing through many villages, makes us slow down every couple of kms, with lots of other road users and cattles crossing the path. In spite of that I had been maintaining 80 - 100 for almost 70% of today's drive.

Does anyone have an alternate solution? Do all the Ecosport BS6 owners face this or is it just only few owners like me? Unfortunately we do not have the Ad Blue option also like other few BS6 diesel engines.
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Hi ron, this time i consciously tracked the distance driven with the messages. The warning "Exhaust filter overloaded. Drive to clean" popped up at 16886 and "Exhaust filter at limit. Drive to clean" popped at 17004.
Thanks for your observations. That means one will have more or less 500Kms between those messages, and 200 Kms for the "Exhaust filter overloaded. Drive to clean" to pop up from fresh.
That gives a range of min 700Kms.

However, I did not notice any loss of power. The revs do climb up even at idling and the mileage also drops by 2-3Kmpl when the regen is working in the background.

I have read thet people have done away with this BS6 nuisance with a remap from trusted companies (Code 6).
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Thank you sundarsharma !

I was trying to get the catalytic converter replaced as per recall code 21E13 issued by Ford for my car. However I was told by the dealership they are still awaiting parts from Ford. About a couple of weeks back I thought of checking directly with Ford India and reached out to their customer care team via their Dial a Ford toll free number.

What they told me was apparently Ford has now dropped the recall and are instead doing a software update. She said I should be receiving an official communication from Ford soon. But I found this weird and questioned them on why their dealerships are not informed about this to which I did not receive a satisfactory answer.

My guess is that Ford India has managed to replace the parts in the batches that were affected and hence silently dropped the recall. *Touchwood* and fingers crossed, hope I never face any issue.
Hi Shanksta, Did you get a recall after this ? I got the second recall in the month of January and got it replaced again at 31500 kms. First one was around 15000 kms.

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Hi Shanksta, Did you get a recall after this ? I got the second recall in the month of January and got it replaced again at 31500 kms. First one was around 15000 kms.

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Hi sundarsarma,

No I did not get any further recalls although I did visit the service center once to get the DPF cleaned and for a software update.
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