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Old 2nd December 2014, 16:03   #31
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Default Re: Too Many Recalls: Side-effect of Competition or something else?

Competition reduces the selling price. This in turn impacts the margin. Hence manufacturers are force to optimize their design, which generally means reducing design tolerance. It can be weight reduction, thickness reduction etc.

It should be fine for close design tolerances if the quality is maintained consistently. But for many components coming from external suppliers, maintaining consistent quality will be an issue with low cost production facilities they have to meet the requirements. Also in mass production only sampling Quality check will be done (initial batch inspection would have been 100%). Hence these type of issues can be expected. Stabilization will be attained after few months.

Recall cannot be PR strategy, as it involves cost and also impacts the name of the manufacturer.
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The proposed recall /defects policy gets watered down in fines imposed.

Government cuts proposed fines on auto companies for faulty vehicles.According to the earlier version, complaints from 100 vehicle owners were needed to consider a recall. The new draft says the decision will rest on the proposed national authority. Auto makers said the draft lacked clarity.

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The fourth and latest draft of the Road Transport and Safety Bill proposes to impose a penalty of Rs 50,000 for manufacturing faulty vehicles and Rs 1 lakh for refusing to recall them. The original suggestion was Rs 5 lakh for both. Offenders could also be sent to jail for up to three months, a proposal that remains unchanged in the latest version
If a manufacturer, as soon as it becomes aware of a
defect in a particular model, informs the national authority with proof and recalls the vehicle, then it will not be liable for the fine. However, the company will have to compensate the buyers for the full value of the vehicle. They can also either replace or repair it

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Just read this on ET. From lack of clarity on mandatory recall policy for vehicles with Mfg Defects, We now have a response from the concerned minister in the parliament that there will be no mandatory recall policy and it is upto manufacturers to do a voluntary recall . Wonder what made the Govt change this. Lobbying from Manufacturers ?

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I hope our politicians get a defective vehicle with brake failure or a leaking fuel line , maybe then they will reverse this stupid decision.
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If I'm right, this is the second instance where the govt. goes completely against common sense. First was reducing the crash speed test to 56 from 64 kmph and claiming that is what is 'suitable' for India. And now this. So what is it this time, mandating voluntary recalls is inappropriate for India?
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Lobbying from Manufacturers ?
Most likely a lot of green has changed hands somewhere...
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