A total of 1,01,597 units of Chevrolet Beat diesel hatchbacks produced during the period December 2010 and July 2014 have been recalled by the company. Owners have been intimated to take these affected Beat diesel models to the nearest authorized service center for a quick check and replacement.
The faulty clutch pedal lever in this particular batch of Beat diesel variants was found to crack on continuous use which is the prime reason for recall.
Commenting on its endeavor and care and quality being top priorities of the company General Motors India will ensure that the problem is rectified at the earliest, free of cost and to the complete satisfaction of the customer.
This is the third recall announced by automakers in India. Earlier it was Volkswagen that announced a recall of 3,23,000 units while Honda Cars India announced a recall of 90,201 units of two of its models in India thus taking total recalls of over 5 lakh passenger diesel engine vehicles in the country during December alone.
This is also the second GM India recall in 2015. In July the company recalled 1.55,000 units of Spark, Beat and Enjoy vehicle to check problems with remote keyless entry that permits opening of cars without a key.
The existing Chevrolet Beat is expected to be replaced by the new gen Beat sometime next year in India, after it makes its debut at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. The new gen Chevrolet Beat was unveiled earlier this year. Below are some photos.
New Gen Chevrolet Beat – Photos