Monday, 29 July 2013

After Tavera, GM India to recall Diesel Sail sedan & Sail U-VA hatchback too?

In one of the recent recalls, GM India recalled 1.14 Lakh units of Diesel powered Tavera, which is exclusively built for Indian market here, the company has been taking the matter seriously and has also sacked 25 of its senior executive involved in the quality issue. This also includes their GM Operations and CFO of the group including other senior executives.

The American carmaker stopped the production of Tavera and Sail twins in the beginning of June 2013 when it encountered the quality issue with their diesel engines. Since, then we have been hearing that the American car maker would restart the production by end of July or early August. However, as per the recent news, the car maker could also recall the newly launched diesel variant of Sail sedan and Sail U-VA hatchback. However no official confirmation on the same has been claimed by the company.

Mr. P. Balendran, Vice president, Corporate affairs says –

“We have yet not arrived at any decision as of now, however all the possible options are being looked upon” 

Meanwhile, GM has identified a fix for the Tavera and say that the catalytic converter of the MUV would be replaced. In certain cars, the fuel pipe would also be replaced. Mr. Balendran said –

“We have identified the problem and the dealers have been informed on the issue to change the required spare part. The entire exercise would take around 35-45 minutes at the service station and would be performed free of charge”


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