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Flashback: Cars with high recall value in 2011

Last updated on: January 16, 2012 15:39 IST

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The year 2011 did not end too well for the auto sector. This was mainly from the perspective of 'recall', both globally and in India.

Usually, the recall takes place when the vehicle is faulty or there is some problem with any specific auto components.

Here, we take a look at the cars with high recall:

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Tata Nano
Problem: The electric starter motor wasn't able to make the internal ignition system going autonomously

Around 1,45,000 Nano were recalled for check-up as company believed that this kind of difficulty might come across the older versions of Tata Nano.

Solution: The older motor was replaced with new at no extra cost

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Toyota Etios sedan and Liva
Problem: According to Toyota, both the vehicles had the probability of malfunctioning filler hose, which could cause fire

Hence, to examine this issue Toyota recalled both the Etios vehicles that had the production date prior to 8th October, 2011.

Solution: At the service company's centre the defective part was replaced with a brand new filler hose, free of cost

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Chevrolet Captiva
Problem: The heating up of steering fluid that could set the vehicle ablaze was the prime reason behind the recall

General Motors recalled over 15,000 Captiva globally. Even though, no case of any SUV catching fire was reported to the company; as preventive measures GM recalled all the vehicles manufactured between the period of 2nd October 2009 to 21st April 2011.

Solution: The power steering fluid-cooler was incorporated at no additional charge

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Audi A6 (2012)
Problem: Defects in the side curtain air-bags of the vehicle

The sedan Audi A6 was called back soon after its launch for safety concerns. The global recall number was around 317 Audi, manufactured between April 8 and May 26, 2011.

Solution: The German auto giant will swap the old with the new one free of charge

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Honda Civic
Problem: Faulty air-bags

Due to the inability to handle too much pressure at the time of crash, around 9,00,000 Honda Civic vehicles were recalled globally by Japanese auto major Honda Motors.

The problem was noticed when nearly 20 accidents were reported due to these faulty air-bags in the year 2009. 

Solution: The company apologised for the mishaps that happened in the past

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