GM India recalls 1.14 lakh units of Tavera

In one of the largest vehicle recalls in India, General Motors India on Wednesday said it is recalling 1.14 lakh units of its multi-purpose vehicle Chevrolet Tavera, manufactured between 2005 and 2013, to address emissions and specification issues.

The company said it has informed the Indian government authorities of an emissions issue involving the Tavera BSIII and an issue with the Tavera BSIV meeting certain specifications, the company said in a statement.

“General Motors India (GMI)... is voluntarily recalling the Chevrolet Tavera BS3 (2.5L variant) and BS4 (2.0L variant) from model years 2005-2013 to address emissions and specification issues,” the company added. The 1,14,000 affected vehicles will be repaired free of charge at GMI’s 280 dealers, it said. GMI stopped production and sale of the Tavera BSIII on June 4 and the Tavera BSIV on July 2. The issues are not safety-related, the company added.

It said it has since identified a solution to the issues and performed the required engineering validation, and is awaiting regulatory approvals. “After the proposed solution receives approval from authorities, General Motors will resume Tavera production and sale, and move forward with its recall and customer notification plan for both the BSIII and BSIV models,” it said.

Road Min to look into Tavera recall

New Delhi, pti: The Road Ministry has formed a panel to probe into the recall of 1.14 lakh units Chevrolet Tavera by General Motors India for violation of emission norms and it will decide if any penal action would be taken against the company.

According to sources in the Ministry of Road transport and Highways (MoRTH), Nitin Gokarn, CEO, National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP) will head the committee.

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