General Motors has issued a voluntary recall of over 1.5 lakh vehicles in the country over faulty wiring of the keyless entry system. This is not for the first time that GM has announced a recall; there were numerous occasions when the Chevrolet cars have been recalled in the country for various reasons.
However on previous occasions, the number of recall cars was not too many but this time around it is humungous. This is probably the biggest recall by General motors’ surpassing the recall of 1.14 lakh Tavera in 2013. The recall was due to problem in emission standards and other regulatory reasons.
The affected cars of this recall are Chevrolet Spark and beat hatchbacks, Enjoy MPV manufactured between 2007 and 2014. The affected vehicles are being recalled to rectify a remote keyless entry accessory issue that helps open cars without a key. All the affected vehicles will be repaired free of cost at the GM’s 257 dealerships across the country.
“The remote keyless entry accessory meets all the relevant regulatory standards; however, GM India has been made aware of some isolated cases where certain Chevrolet Spark, Beat and Enjoy vehicles were fitted with a faulty accessory,” GM said in a statement.
Explaining the reason behind the issue, the company said the Keyless entry which is mechanical key and the defective wiring in the battery could cause a short circuit and lock customers out. The company also said that it would take only 2-3 hours to rectify the issue.
Since 2012, more than 8 lakh vehicles have been recalled by various car makers including Maruti, Honda, Toyota, BMW, Audi etc over issues relating from wiring harness to faulty airbags etc. These recalls are not good for the company as it not only devalues the brand but it also decreases the confidence of existing and potential customers in the brand.