Grab Singapore drivers do not use unsafe Honda Vezels: spokesman

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The unsettling news was first revealed in a Wall Street Journal article that said Uber managers in Singapore knowingly bought more than 1,000 recalled Honda Vezels and rented them to drivers in Singapore without the necessary repairs. In fact, one already did in January this year - local Uber driver Koh Seng Tian had his vehicle bursting into flames after dropping off a passenger.

In January 2017, nine months after the recall, one Uber manager is reported saying that leaving these cars on the road "feels like low risk".

Uber Technologies Inc on Friday reiterated that it was coordinating with regulators in the city state to resolve any concerns after taking action to fix the defects.

The Honda Vezel was recalled by Honda in April 2016 because of a faulty electrical part which was at risk of overheating and catching fire.

"We acknowledge we could have done more-and we have done so", a spokesman for the company told The Telegraph.

However, as compared to buying vehicles from authorised Honda and Toyota dealers, Uber filled up their fleet with smaller importers, who apparently operate in a 'grey market' - "a legal channel outside manufacturers' authorised networks - where safety, service and legal contracts are hard to enforce". However, the cars were allowed to remain on the road while Uber waited for replacement parts.

Uber has established "robust protocols" and hired three experts "to ensure we are fully responsive to safety recalls", the statement said.

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The agency added that, under Singapore's vehicle recall framework, importers or motor dealers who have imported or sold vehicles affected by any safety-related vehicle recall are required to notify LTA and the affected vehicle owners.

In other emails to Uber, Honda said it was not liable for Vezels purchased through smaller vehicle importers as opposed to authorised Honda dealers in Singapore.

"There is clearly a large safety/responsible actor/brand integrity/PR issue" for Uber, an internal report read, according to the Journal.

The importers apparently didn't fix the vehicles because of shortage of parts and Honda didn't have to, but Uber decided not to pull the cars off the road.

At home, Uber is the subject of a federal inquiry into software that helped drivers avoid authorities in areas within which it did not have official permission to operate.

In a statement to the Journal, Uber said that after the fire, "We took swift action to fix the problem, in close coordination with Singapore's Land Transport Authority as well as technical experts".

While its cars are also fitted with the stop-start feature, its flaw had been fixed before the vehicles left for Singapore.

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