The company said that 1,14,000 vehicles are affected and the rectification will be provided free of charge at the company’s 280 dealerships.
The Tavera sells between 1,500 and 2,000 units every month, an overwhelming number being BS III compliant.
A surprise check by ARAI authorities in early July had found that BS III Tavera diesels rolling off the assembly lines were not meeting emission norms. The Tavera rolls out of GM India’s Halol plant in Gujarat.
Production and sale of the Tavera BS III was stopped on June 4 and that of the Tavera BS IV on July 2. The issues are not safety-related, the company has clarified.
GM India says it has identified a solution to the issues and performed the required engineering validation. It is awaiting regulatory approvals. After the proposed solution receives approval, Tavera production and sale will resume.
The Tavera is largely used by the taxi and tour operator market. Just over 20,000 units were sold in 2012-13.
Thanks to: Autocar India