Renault and group company Datsun on Wednesday announced a recall of mini cars Kwid and redi-Go over a possible disruption in fuel supply. Around 50,000 units of Kwid and 932 units of redi-Go will be recalled in all.
“In line with our high standards of product quality, Renault India is conducting a pre-emptive and voluntary inspection of select 800cc variants of Kwid that were produced up to May 18 this year,” the French company said. “As a proactive measure, a fuel hose clip will be added to these select cars along with the evaluation of overall functionality of the fuel system to mitigate any potential disruption of fuel supply,” Renault added.
The company said that it will inspect the cars “without any cost to the customers” and carry out “necessary measures”, if required. “We are in the process of contacting customers, requesting them to come to dealerships to get their cars inspected,” it said. “Renault is committed to total customer satisfaction, having robust processes in place to ensure safety, quality and performance of its products.”
Datsun, a brand owned by Nissan, also said it will not charge customers for the recall. “Datsun is committed to the safety, service and satisfaction of customers. Datsun is conducting a voluntary recall campaign on certain India-manufactured Datsun redi-Go vehicles to inspect the fuel hose and fix a clip at no cost to the customer.
Datsun will begin notifying affected owners in India in October 2016.”
Car recalls are not mandatory in India, even though the proposed road transport law plans to make it a must when generic defects are noticed by companies.
Toyota recalls 3.4 lakh Priuses globally
Toyota Motor said on Wednesday it was recalling around 340,000 of its latest Prius gasoline hybrid model in Japan and overseas to fix a parking brake issue. The recall covers models produced between August 2015 and October 2016, and affects around 210,000 vehicles in Japan and 94,000 in North America, Toyota said, adding that the balance would be recalled in Europe, Australia and other regions.No accidents have been reported in Japan in connection with the issue, a Toyota spokeswoman said, while declining to comment on whether any accidents had occurred overseas.