Tata Motors has announced a major recall for the Tigor’s diesel variant citing emission issues. The recall is applicable to Tigor models manufactured between March 6th and December 1st of 2017. The diesel variant manufactured between these dates are only affected and the petrol variant is also not affected by the recall.
The exact chassis numbers of the cars that are affected will be in between MAT629401GKP52721 and MAT629401HKN89616. Tata service centre representatives will get in touch with all the cars within a short span of time. The exact reason for the issue has not yet been revealed, but Tata motors assures that the issue possess no safety threats to the owners or the cars in question. The cars will be fixed free of charge and Tigor owners can also check through Tata’s website whether their cars have been issued for a recall. It is estimated that around 8,000 to 9,000 cars to be recalled by Tata over the coming days.
The Tata Tigor diesel uses a 1.05-litre three-cylinder engine producing 69 bhp and 140 Nm of torque. The Tigor petrol uses a 1.2-litre engine with 84 bhp and 114 Nm of torque. The Tiago hatchback also uses the same motor, but the recall is limited to only Tigor models. The Tigor competes with the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Figo Aspire, and Volkswagen Ameo.