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03 December 2023

Faulty cars not sold in UAE

Peugeot cars at a Dubai showroom. Auto dealers have ruled out recall. (EB FILE)

By Shuchita Kapur

Owners of popular car brands in the UAE do not need to worry about their vehicles being recalled as elsewhere in the world as none of the cars in the country are faulty.

Speaking to Emirates Business, Jeremy Weatherill, Divisional Manager- Auto, Swaidan Trading in the UAE, said, "there are no faulty cars in the country. The fault is with the 107 model, which is not imported in the UAE."

Bloomberg reported that the recall action affected about 10 per cent of Peugeot 107 and Citroen C1 models manufactured at a joint facility by Toyota and Peugeot Citroen in the Czech Republic.

Likewise, Honda Motors Middle East has also denied the presence of any faulty vehicles and any recall to that effect. "We will not recall any Jazz units in this market. Power windows affected are for right hand drive cars without auto-close function.

"Here, we have left hand drive cars and we have power windows with auto-close function. Thus no units sold in the GCC are affected," said Arijit Basu, Assistant General Manager, Honda Motors Middle East.

Toyota cars have not been affected either. "We are closely monitoring the situation in the US but have no information that any Toyota vehicle in the UAE is affected. If any vehicle here is affected, we will take appropriate action," said Simon Frith, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Motors.


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