General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) generally faltering on quality

Posted by Kristi Scott July 25, 2013 0 Comment 893 views

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) announced that it will be calling-back 1.14 lakh Tavera’s that have been manufactured from 2005-2013. This is one of the country’s largest vehicle recalls. The company said that it wants to address some specification and emission issues. Two variants of this multi-purpose vehicle have been recalled. In a statement released on Wednesday, GM said that it has also stalled the production of the Chevrolet Tavera’s due to these issues.

The affected vehicles

It said that the authorities in India have been kept in the loop and the safety of the vehicles is not at risk. This is the 9th vehicle recall in India over the last one year. GM said that there Tavera Bharat Stage III has an emission issue while in the Tavera BSIV 2.0L, some specifications have not been met.  The company said that it will be replacing the faulty components free of cost and it has sent this information across to all its dealers.

Other possible recalls

Very shortly, customers will also be individually informed about the issue and they will organize for vehicles to be brought in for the replacement of parts. GM India has also discontinued production of the Sail hatchback diesel variants and its sedan versions due to quality issues. In the near future, there is a possibility of a callback of this model. Currently, the company is still investigating these issues and the number of vehicles that have been affected.

The China story

Another Asian country that seems to be hit with faulty GM vehicles is China. Earlier this week, the car maker said that it is recalling the GMC Sierra and the 843 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Both these pickup trucks are being recalled as there is a possibility that the passenger airbag may not inflate completely in a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported with connection to these malfunctioning airbags. The company estimates that it has delivered over 40,000 of these two trucks to dealers. General Motors sure is slipping-up on many fronts.

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