Automobile recalls in Indian Market

May 2013: Updated  with the new Nissan Micra & Sunny recall data.

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Aug 2012: The recent and much covered recall of the Ford Figo, sparked a lunch debate  – which is the most re-called brand of car manufacturers?

We did some quick Googling and here’s what we could find out:

Manufacturer Brand Year/Month Issue # of Units
Nissan Micra/Sunny 2013/May Brake System 21,000+
Ford Figo 2012/Aug Steering & Suspension 120,000+
Maruti Swift 2012/May Petrol Leakage 100,000+
Toyota Etios/Liva 2011/Dec Faulty fuel inlet pipe 40,000
Honda City Sedan 2011/Sep Power Windows 71,000
Maruti Swift Dezire Diesel 2011/Apr Connecting Rod Bolt 13,000
Honda City Sedan 2011/Feb Valve Train Component 58,000
Fiat Punto 2010/Nov Faulty AC
Maruti A Star 2010/Feb Fuel Tank 100,000+
Honda City Sedan 2010/Jan Power Window Switch 8,000

Ford Figo. (09/23/09)
Disclaimers from our Googlers:

  • Does not include Global re-calls where Indian market was un-affected
  • Maruti recall numbers are way higher than the true impact on domestic market as some of these were global recalls.

So which is the most recalled brand? Maruti/Honda/Ford 🙂