General Motors India announced recall of its MUV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) Tavera, manufactured between 2005 - 2013, to address emissions and specification issues. A total of 1.14 lakh units of Tavera are recalled. Tavera BS III (2.5L Variant) has emission issue and Tavera BS IV (2.0L Variant) has problem meeting certain specifications.
The faulty components will be replaced free of cost at General Motors India’s 280 dealerships. Customers will be informed by the company about the service time and date details. The auto major stated it has identified solution to the issue and performed required engineering validation and waiting for approval from authorities for the same. A panel has been formed by the road ministry to probe into the recall by GMI for violating emission norms. It will decide if any penal action would be taken against the auto company. A ministry official said: "The committee will find out how it happened when there are standard emission norms specified in detail by the government."
The company has suspended production of hatchback and sedan versions of Sail (diesel variant) citing quality issue. The auto maker is investigating the Sail case to ascertain number of units affected. Diesel variant of Sail hatch will resume production by the end of this month and Tavera BS III is to roll out by end of August. Since last July, almost 200,000 units of vehicles have been recalled by various auto brands in India.