All the global OEMs seem to be caught up in the unfortunate fate of their product recall at some point of time or the other. Now, of the global iconic super luxury car maker, Rolls Royce is also caught up in this. Rolls Royce recently announced a global recall of its model, the Ghost from all the countries which includes India. The reason for the recall is a possible “fire hazard”. The company however refrained from divulging any details about the number of units to be recalled stating that it was against the company policy.
“It affects cars in India. We cannot give the numbers as we do not share as a company policy. We are already in touch with the customers here and the process is in progress. The process to rectify the problem would take just about one and a half hours,” Paul Harris, Regional Director, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said.
Earlier this month, Rolls Royce had recalled 589 models of their Ghost model manufactured between September 2009 and September 2010 sighting the reason as a faulty circuit board that could lead to overheating of the water pump and thus the vehicle catching fire possibly. The Ghost is sold in India at a price tag of Rs. 2.07 crores. The extended wheelbase version of the Ghost sells for Rs. 3.04 crores. Apart from the Ghost, the company also sells its Phantom product in India. They have two dealerships, one in Delhi and the other in Mumbai. Last year, the company had sold 2711 units globally. Mr. Harris also said that the company has a target of selling around 100 units a year in India after considering the kind of economic growth the country has witnessed.