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Hyundai SUV recall

May 24: Hyundai Motor India is recalling 2,437 units of its sports utility vehicle Santa Fe to replace a faulty stop lamp switch.

“Hyundai Motor India will voluntarily recall 2,437 Santa Fe vehicles of the 2011 model year in India for the manufacturing period June 26, 2011 to September 26, 2013,” the Indian unit of the South Korean company said in a statement.

The recall has been initiated to replace a stop lamp switch because of a potential malfunction. The switch is mounted near the brake-pedal mechanism and activated when the pedal is depressed and released, the company said.

Affected Santa Fe owners will be notified in a phased manner to bring in their vehicles to authorised Hyundai dealers for replacement of the part, the company said.

Car companies have been pro-active in recalling vehicles because of safety issues since industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers initiated a voluntary recall policy in 2012.

Honda Cars recalled 31,226 units of select variants of the Amaze and the Brio this month to inspect them for a possible brake system defect.

Last month, Maruti Suzuki recalled 1,03,311 units of the Ertiga, Swift and Dzire manufactured between November 12, 2013 and February 4, 2014 to replace a faulty fuel filler neck.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor had earlier recalled 44,989 units of the Innova manufactured between February 2005 and December 2008 to rectify a faulty cable on the steering wheel.

Merc AMG

Mercedes-Benz continues to increase its AMG portfolio in India with the launch of the ML 63 AMG, the AMG version of its ML Class SUV, in New Delhi this week.

“We are increasing our portfolio of AMGs to strengthen our business at the top with high-performance vehicles,” Eberhard Kern, managing director and CEO of Mercedes Benz, said.

 
 
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