In the biggest recall of vehicles in the country, General Motors has initiated the recall of 1.55 lakh vehicles made between 2007 and 2014, to rectify faulty remote keyless entry accessory, a company statement said on Monday. The recalled vehicles include the Chevrolet Spark, Beat and Enjoy models.
“The remote keyless entry accessory meets all the relevant regulatory standards; however, GM India has been made aware of some isolated cases where certain Chevrolet Spark, Beat and Enjoy vehicles were fitted with a faulty accessory,” the company said.
As a result, the impacted vehicles could experience damage to the vehicle due to inappropriate routing, the company added.
GM India will contact all affected customers to correct the fitting of the remote keyless entry accessory free of charge and will also provide a free inspection to customer having concerns regarding the performance of their remote keyless entry accessory.
The previous biggest recall in the country was by Ford for 1.32 lakh units of Fiesta and Figo in 2013.
In the same year, GM India had also announced recall of 1.14 lakh units of its multi-purpose vehicle Chevrolet Tavera, manufactured between 2005 and 2013, to address emissions and specification issues.
Since industry body Siam introduced voluntary recall of vehicles over safety issues in July 2012, over 9 lakh vehicles have been recalled in India.
Last week, Japanese car giant Toyota said it was recalling 7,129 units of its executive sedan Corolla in India to fix faulty passenger side airbags as part of a global exercise.
Nissan had also announced a recall of around 12,000 units of various models, including mid-sized sedan Sunny and small car Micra, manufactured between June 2013 and March 2015 in India as part of its global campaign to rectify engine switches and airbags.
Last month, Honda Cars India recalled a total of 11,381 units of Accord, CR-V and Civic, manufactured between 2003 and 2007, to replace a faulty part in the passenger and driver side airbags, as part of its global campaign of fixing potential defects related to airbags.