In recent times, recalls have become synonym for most of the automakers in India. It’s now country’s largest passenger car exporter Hyundai to jump into the bandwagon and recall one of its products in India. The entry level affordable hatchback Eon has been recalled over clutch cable which is said to be fouling with the battery cable. The 7657 units have been affected manufactured between 1st and 31st January 2015.
Hyundai representatives will be calling the effected vehicle owners and they will be asked to visit the Hyundai service centre with their vehicles during the specific period of time. During the inspection, if the company finds the clutch cable fouling with battery cable or damaged it will be replaced free of cost.
It comes at the time when Eon has just registered its highest ever sales for the year 2016. The hatchback is due for a long facelift which is still a year or two away. Available between Rs. 3.27 lakh and Rs. 4.51 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the car is available with two engines- 0.8 litre and 1.0 l Kappa petrol. The 814cc engine develops 55bhp power and 75Nm of torque while the 1.0l Kappa petrol is good for 67bhp and 94Nm of high torque. Both the engines are matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
In 2014, the brand has issued recall of 2437 units of Santa Fe SUV to replace a faulty Stop lamp Switch. Over two million vehicles have been recalled so far ever since Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) started voluntary vehicle recall in July 2012.
Hyundai in a statement said, “Hyundai Motor India will voluntarily recall 7657 number of Eon cars in India manufactured between1st January 2015 – 31st January 2015. Eon customers of respective period will be notified in a phased manner for inspection of the clutch cable fouling with Battery Cable and replace the Battery Cable if found damaged”.
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