Indian Government Scraps Mandatory Manufacturer Recall Policy

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It was earlier reported that Indian Government wants to lower fines on manufacturers that provide vehicles with faulty equipment. They also recommended that a fine should be levied in case a recall is not issued.

A new draft was submitted under the Road Transport and Safety Bill of 2015. It was also stated that manufacturer will have to issue a recall if over 100 people have a similar issue with their vehicles.

The Government of India ha rejected all these requests. They have also said that no automobile manufacturer in India will have to issue a recall compulsory, even if there is faulty components or defects.

Currently automobile manufactures in India follow SIAM's recall policy, which was issued in July, 2012. This was a voluntary recall policy and several manufacturer used it to correct their vehicles.

Manufacturers like Ford, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and several other recalled vehicles post this recall policy. Two-wheelers and commercial vehicles have also been voluntarily recalled by manufacturers.

The Government announced that voluntary recalls by manufacturers can continue. The manufacturers have to find out if there is any safety issue that will harm the customers, they can then decide to issue a recall.

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