February / March 2001


Dear Member,

The vehicle manufacturers have decided to offer Emission Warranty for vehicles from 1st July 2001. This Emission Warranty will cover all categories of vehicles: Passenger Cars, MUVs, CVs, Two- Wheelers & Three Wheelers. For Commercial Vehicles, the warranty would be valid from the date of implementation of the Bharat Stage II norms which, initially, will cover the cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

This is a major step by the auto industry in India to ensure effective emission management in the country.Needless to say,like all other warranties, the emission warranty can succeed only with the willing

support of the component industry. As responsible partners of the vehicle manufacturers, the component industry needs to come forward and support the effective implementation of the Emission Warranty.

We expect that many of the emission related parts and components would fall under the purview of this warranty, including Engine and Engine management systems, Exhaust systems, Fuel systems, Charging systems Ignition systems etc.

Details of the SIAM Proposal for Emission Warranties may be down loaded from the ACMA Site www.acmainfo.com. I would request members to study the SIAM proposals and understand the implications relevant to their area of business. To create awareness on the implications of such a Warranty on the component manufacturers, ACMA and SIAM also plan to conduct programmes in the Regions.

I urge all ACMA members to play an active role and extend wholehearted support to the vehicle manufacturers in this pioneering effort.

I shall appreciate your views and comments in this respect.

L. Ganesh