The South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai is recalling its 7,675 units of popular small car EON over faulty clutch and battery cable issues. The recall would cover all EONs produced in the month of January 2015.
The company has initiated a service campaign to recall and inspect the clutch cable fouling with the battery cable of the Eon hatchbacks, produced in the month of January 2015. It will not cost the customers a penny. According to a rival company, this issue can even cause a short circuit which can even spark a fire. There could be a chance of the clutch cable cutting the battery cable which can eventually lead to short circuit and fire.
The company will voluntarily recall a total of 7,675 units of EON cars which were produced between 1st January 2015 to 31st January 2015 in a phased manner, and the company would replace the cables if they are found to be faulty. The company has already asked the owners of EON cars with faulty cables to visit the nearest Hyundai service center as soon as possible.
Earlier in the year of 2014, the South Korean auto giant had recalled 2,437 units of the SUV Santa Fe to replace a faulty stop light switch.
The Eon is Hyundai’s one of the most popular small hatchback and competes with Alto K10, Alto 800, Renault Kwid, Datsun rediGo. The Eon comes with two engine options, one is a small 814cc 3 cylinder engine which produces 56ps of power and 7.6kgm of torque. The small hatchback is also powered by a 1.0-litre 3 cylinder engine which churns out 69ps of max power and 9.6kgm of max torque. Both the engine runs on petrol and both are further connected to a 5 speed transmission which sends the power to the front wheels of the car.
Hyundai, the second largest car manufacturer of India has registered impressive number of domestic sales with 42,605 units and exports of 16,606 units for the month of September 2016.