Now, GM may recall Sail compact, sedan
Following the recall of its utility vehicle Tavera last week, General Motors India may follow it up by recalling the diesel and sedan versions of its small car Sail launched earlier this year.autos Updated: Jul 30, 2013 10:25 IST
Following the recall of its utility vehicle Tavera last week, General Motors India may follow it up by recalling the diesel and sedan versions of its small car Sail launched earlier this year.
Production of the two cars stopped last month around the same time as the Tavera, though the problems were different in nature. GM will re-start production of the two cars this week.
Since its launch in October 2012, the company has sold 8,167 units of the Sail U-VA. The sedan version was launched in February this year and has notched up sales of 10,048 units so far. The small-car segment in India accounts for over 1.4 million cars per annum while sedans account for 400,000 units.
"We are currently inspecting the batches of the cars already on the road on whether there is a problem with the engine," said a senior official at GM's Talegaon factory. "It is a minor quality issue. But if some of the cars on the road are hit, they may be recalled."
Officially, GM neither confirmed not denied plans of recall.
"We will need two-three weeks to ascertain whether any of the vehicles on road are hit and a decision on recall will only be taken after that," said P Balendran, VP, corporate affairs, GM India.