Hyundai Motor India on Saturday said it would recall 2437 units of its SUV Santa Fe to replace the stop lamp switch. The automaker said: “Hyundai Motor India has initiated a service campaign to voluntarily recall and replace the Stop Lamp Switch of Santa Fe because of potential malfunction, at no cost to customer.” It added that voluntarily recall of 2437 units in India is for units manufactured between the period 26th June, 2011 and 26th September, 2013.
The stop lamp switch is placed near the brake pedal mechanism and activated when the pedal is released and depressed. Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified in a phased manner to bring in their vehicles to authorized Hyundai dealers to replace the part.
Hyundai Motor India will be delivering best service and attention to its customers with its strong support and service network across India. Recalls are increasingly becoming a routine affair within the auto industry. The industry reported a number of recalls in the last two years, ever since the adoption of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers’) Voluntary Recall Code in July 2012. After having discussed about the introduction of a mandatory recall policy for over a year now, the government is yet to formally announce the same. According to industry sources, the policy is expected to be announced this financial year.
Maruti Suzuki, the largest automaker, last month recalled 1,03,311 units of Swift, DZire and Ertiga to replace faulty fuel filler neck. While, the Japanese carmaker Toyota Kirloskar Motor recalled around 45,000 units of its MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) Innova earlier this year for rectifying a defect in the steering wheel.
In one of the biggest recalls in the industry, General Motors last year recalled 1,14,000 units of its SUV Tavera to address specifications and emissions issues.