GM recalls over one lakh Chevrolet Beat diesel cars in the Indian market due to faulty clutch pedal lever
General Motors has become the third company within a few weeks to have announced the voluntary callback of its models affected by manufacturing defect. Chevrolet Beat diesel variants have been suspected to be installed with a faulty clutch pedal lever and thus resulted in a recall.
Chevrolet detected the clutch pedal lever issue during an inspection and immediately acted by announcing the callback. About 101,597 units of Chevrolet Beat diesel cars across different variants manufactured between December 2010 and July 2014 will be subjected to the voluntary recall and replacement will be carried out without any monetary spending to the affected owners.
Owners can reach to their nearest authorised Chevrolet service centre, totally 248 dealerships are there across the country, and do the replacement for free of cost or schedule an appointment according to their convenience for inspection and replacement.
The reason behind the voluntary replacement is that the clutch pedal level is suspected to leave crack upon continuous usage. Moreover, this is not the first time in 2015 General Motors has done such a recall of models and also Beat hatchback being in the centre of it. Back in July, the American carmaker approached customers of 155,000 units of Beat and Spark hatchbacks and the Enjoy MPV to replace a defected remote keyless entry system that allows opening of cars without the use of key.
In 2013, General Motors recalled 1.14 lakh units of Chevrolet Tavera MPV manufactured between 2005 and 2013 for emission inspection and mend specification issues. To replace faulty fuel return pipe, Honda announced a recall of 90,210 units of City sedan and Mobilio MPV rolled out of production between December 2013 and July 2015 last week.
Also in December, owing to the emission cheating scandal with a ‘defect device’ software encountered in foreign markets, Volkswagen Group were forced to recall approximately 3,23,700 cars in India fitted with cheating software on the EA189 1.2, 1.5, 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engines across its brands Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen. This was the biggest ever recall in the history of Indian auto industry.
The December recalls accounted for over five lakh units of diesel passenger cars being subjected to replacement in the country and ever since SIAM(Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) introduced voluntary recall policy in 2012, about 18.04 lakh vehicles have received voluntary callback till date.