Skoda India has issued a recall for 539 units of Octavia sedan in the country. The Czech automaker is recalling Skoda Octavia to check the ‘Manual child lock of the two rear doors’. The recalled units are manufactured between November 2015 and April 2016. The assessment of the locks will be done in 12 minutes only. The company dealers will contact Octavia customers across India for a service appointment.
In case the locks need to be replaced under the service campaign, the process will conclude in 45 minutes and will be done at no cost to the customer. Just a couple of days back, SsangYong Motors, owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, had recalled Rexton SUV over faulty rear drive shaft. The recalled SUVs were manufactured between on or before September 2014. Currently, Skoda India's portfolio comprises of four models: Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb. The company has announced that it would invest Rs. 100 Crores in 2017 in India, while launching 4 new models. Skoda would launch the all-new Kodiaq 7-seater SUV in India by mid 2017. The Kodiaq would have its world premiere on September 1, 2016. It would rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in the Indian market.
Skoda has also confirmed that it would bring the high-performance Octavia RS sedan to the Indian market. In addition, the company would launch two limited edition cars in India in form of Octavia Black Edition and Rapid Monte Carlo. The Mlada-Boleslav based automaker would first launch the Rapid facelift in India, which has been spotted quite a few times as test mule in the country. Just so you know, Over two million vehicles have been recalled by various automakers in India ever since the auto industry body SIAM started voluntary vehicle recalls for safety related issues in July 2012.