The government is going to implement Compulsory recall on vehicles which have safety defects. India don’t have any mandatory recall unlike developed markets like Europe, Japan and US. However, Voluntary recall is being implemented in Indian Industry since July, 2012. Since then around 2 lakh vehicles have been recalled to fix several issues related to seat belt pretensioners, airbags and other braking systems.
But now there is some good news for the car buyers as well as existing customers. The government is going to mandate the recall policy from October 1, 2016. There is also a proposal for developing a special nodal agency from government. This special nodal agency will monitor the recall process and audit the records.The government could order manufacturers to recall vehicles if a certain percentage of buyers complain of a safety defect, according to a draft of amendments proposed to the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.
SIAM [Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers] officials mentioned that this move from the government may not be a big issue for the automakers as the voluntary code of recall is already being implemented from the past. Anyway, Its good to see government implementing laws like compulsory recall which improve the safety of car buyers.