Hyundai Motor India has issued voluntary recall of its Santa FE SUV in the country to fix a problem with the Stop Lamp Switch.
"Hyundai India initiated a service campaign to recall and replace the 'Stop Lamp Switch' of Santa Fe (Model Year 2011) due to potential malfunction, at no cost to customer," company said in a statement.
The company will recall 2,437 units of Santa Fe, which were manufactured between 26 June 2011 and 26 September 2013. The Company said that the owners of the vehicles, which are affected will be contacted directly and the replacement of the Stop Lamp Switch will be done free of cost.
"Hyundai Motor India will voluntarily recall 2437 number of Santa Fe Vehicles of the 2011 model year in India for the manufacturing period 26 June 2011 – 26 September 2013. Owners of the involved vehicles will be notified in a phased manner to bring in their vehicles for replacing the part," the Company added.
In the recent past, recalling vehicles for various reasons have been a day to day affair in India, after the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) initiated voluntary recall policy in 2012.
Recent vehicle recalls in India
Earlier in May Honda India recalled 31,226 units of its hatchback Brio and entry-level sedan Amaze in the country to check the proportioning valve of both the cars, which adjusts the brake pressure to the wheels of the car. A total of 15,623 units of non-ABS variants of Brio and 15,603 units of non-ABS variants of Amaze (petrol) have been recalled, which were manufactured from 28 February 2013 to 16 January 2014.
In one of the biggest recalls in the country, Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, had recalled 1,03,311 units of Ertiga, Swift and DZire in India to fix a problem with the fuel filler neck in April. The recall included 47,237 units of its popular hatch back Swift, 42,481 units of its sedan DZire and 13,593 units of its multi-passenger vehicle Ertiga, which were manufactured between 12 November 2013 and 4 February 2014.
Toyota India had also issued a recall for 45,000 units of its multi-utility vehicle (MPV) Innova, which were manufactured between February 2005 and December 2008, over a problem with the steering column. This was part of Toyota's global recall of the models the Yaris, Urban Cruiser (manufactured between January 2005 and August 2010), RAV4 and Hilux (between June 2004 and December 2010).
In India, General Motors India's is the biggest recall in the country till date. The company had recalled 1.14 lakh units of the Chevrolet Tavera, which were manufactured between 2005 and 2013 to fix the issue related to emissions and specification in July last year. Two variants of the multi-purpose Chevrolet Tavera vehicle - 3 (2.5L variant) and BS-4 (2.0L variant) were affected by the issue and the company had held back on manufacturing and sales of the vehicle.