GM India to recall 1,01,597 units of Beat diesel

The recall is to investigate and if necessary, replace faulty clutch pedal levers.

December 15, 2015 05:14 pm | Updated 05:14 pm IST - New Delhi

Employees work on a Chevrolet Beat car on an assembly line at the General Motors plant in Talegaon.

Employees work on a Chevrolet Beat car on an assembly line at the General Motors plant in Talegaon.

General Motors India will recall over one lakh units of the Beat Diesel, manufactured between December 2010 and July 2014, to replace faulty clutch pedal lever.

The company said it will inspect and if necessary, replace the clutch pedal lever in 1,01,597 units of Chevrolet Beat Diesel. “The company has started voluntarily notifying owners of the Beat Diesel to take their cars to any of Chevrolet’s 248 authorised service centres across India,” General Motors India said in a statement.

The clutch pedal lever in these units is susceptible to cracking on continued usage, it added. “Quality and care are our highest priorities and we are committed to putting customers at the centre of everything we do. If we foresee a potential issue, we ensure that it is corrected as soon as possible, as part of our complete commitment to customer satisfaction,” the company said.

As part of the recall, customers can also contact their nearest Chevrolet dealership and schedule an appointment for vehicle inspection and correction, it added. The affected vehicles will be repaired free of charge at Chevrolet’s authorised service centres across the country.

In 2013, the company had recalled 1.14 lakh units of its multi-purpose vehicle Chevrolet Tavera, manufactured between 2005 and 2013, to address emissions and specification issues. Last week Japanese auto major Honda had announced recall of 90,210 units of its sedan City and multi-purpose vehicle Mobilio in India manufactured between December 2013 to July 2015 to replace fuel return pipe.

Earlier, Volkswagen Group had announced a recall of 3,23,700 units across its three brands — Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen — in India in relation to the emission test cheating scandal. It was the largest recall of vehicles in India.

Ever since the auto industry body SIAM introduced the voluntary recall policy for safety related issues, automobile manufacturers have been recalling vehicles. Till now, over 18.04 lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers in India so far.

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