GM recalled 1.6L vehicles on emission issue: Govt

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SummaryThe government on Wednesday put the number of vehicles recalled by General Motors India due to emission norms violation at 1.6 lakh

The government on Wednesday put the number of vehicles recalled by General Motors India due to emission norms violation at 1.6 lakh, 46,000 more than the firm had announced and said GM has “admitted” to “lacunae” on its part in maintaining standards.

Comments from the company on the number of vehicles recalled could not be immediately obtained as calls made to the spokesperson remained unanswered.

“The report has been submitted to us, we have to go through it, there was a lacuna in maintaining certain standards which the company (General Motors) itself admitted and has taken out 1.60 lakh vehicles out of circulation,” road minister Oscar Fernandes said.

A three-member panel probing alleged violations by General Motors India related to recall of Tavera multi-purpose vehicle has submitted its report to the ministry of road transport and highways.

When asked whether any penalty will be considered on the company in this regard, Fernandes said a decision can be taken only after the report is studied in totality.

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