India Yamaha recalls 56,082 Ray scooters
Posted on: 11:05 AM IST Jul 21, 2013
New Delhi: Two-wheeler maker India Yamaha Motor today said it is recalling 56,082 units of its scooter Ray after detecting insufficient strength in the handlebar of some vehicles due to inadequate welding.
The company, however, did not share the manufacturing dates of the scooters which will be affected by the recall.
"There is a chance in extreme cases that this might impact the steering operation. As a part of an exercise to rectify the problem, the company will reach out to each individual customer in possession of such scooter to process the recall," India Yamaha Motor said in a statement.
During an extensive study of the product the company found that the handlebar fitted in few Ray scooters was affected by this potential issue. Having identified all such vehicles with this issue, Yamaha has, therefore, decided to voluntarily replace the handlebar in all such scooters. The replacement will be free of charge, it added.
The company plans to begin the voluntarily recall exercise today through the 'Ray Refresh Campaign' which will be run through the companys dealership networks across the country and customers will be contacted to replace the affected part through this campaign.
"The campaign is subject to 'Ray' scooters only. All Ray Z scooters are completely unaffected by this potential problem," it said.
Since industry body SIAM had announced voluntary recall policy of its members last July, nearly 2 lakh units of automobiles have been recalled by various companies in India, mostly four-wheelers. Recently, Ford India had recalled 972 units of its newly launched compact sports utility vehicle Ecosport.
In the two-wheeler segment, last November Japanese auto giant Honda had announced recall 11,500 units of Standard variant of its premium motorcycle CBR 250R, which were produced and sold in India, due to defective brake system.