American automobile manufacturer General Motors' Indian arm recalled 101,597 units of Chevrolet Beat diesel models manufactured between December 2010 and July 2014. The company will inspect the clutch pedal lever in the vehicles and if necessary will get it replaced.
"The clutch pedal lever in these units is susceptible to cracking on continued usage," the company was quoted in a statement. General Motors India informed that the company has started notifying owners of the affected Beat diesels to take their cars to Chevrolet's 248 authorised service centres in India.
"Quality and care are our highest priorities and we are committed to putting customers at the centre of everything we do," the statement said.
There have been no accidents or damage of any kind reported so far on this problem. Chevrolet India claims the company is taking preventive action by issuing a recall of the Beat. The affected vehicles will be repaired free of charge at Chevrolet's service centres.
The Beat diesel has been powered by a 936cc three-cylinder engine that develops 56bhp at 4000rpm and 124.5Nm of torque at 1750rpm mated to 5 speed manual transmission.
GM India previously recalled 1.14 lakh units of its multi-purpose vehicle Chevrolet Tavera, manufactured between 2005 and 2013 to meet the emissions and specification issues.
The industry announced a voluntary code on vehicle recall in July 2012. Till now, over 18.04 lakh vehicles have been recalled by different manufacturers in India.