NEW DELHI – General Motors said Saturday it has fired “several employees” after violations of company policy led to the recall of 114,000 of its Chevrolet Tavera sport-utility vehicles in India.
The recall of the popular model, built and sold only in India, came after GM employees reportedly swapped engines in new Tavera models for lower-emission engines to meet standards.
The 114,000-vehicle recall, announced Wednesday, is one of the largest in India’s history.
“Several employees” were dismissed after an internal investigation “identified violations of company policy,” the company said in an email.
The Detroit-based automaker did not disclose the nature of the violations or specify the number of employees dismissed but said GM takes “these matters very seriously and hold our leaders and employees to high standards.”
“When those standards are not met, we will take the appropriate action to hold employees accountable,” the company added.