Datsun, the low-cost brand of Nissan, has announced a voluntary recall of its recently launched redi-Go in India to fix a problem with fuel hose. Earlier in the day, French car-maker Renault has also called back its popular model Kwid in the country to inspect the faulty fuel system.
Announcing the recall, Datsun said that the inspection and repair will be done free of cost and the company is in the process of notifying the owners of the affected models.
"Datsun is committed to the safety, service and satisfaction of our customers and their passengers. 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," said the company.
While the company did not specify the number of the redi-Go recalled in India, according to a report by Press Trust of India (PTI), the recall includes 932 units of the entry-level car.
Launched in June, the company has sold over 14,000 units of the redi-Go in India so far. It is built on the same CMF-A platform as that of the Renault Kwid and comes powered by a 799cc three-cylinder petrol motor that churns out 53bhp and a peak torque of 72Nm. The redi-Go claims to return a fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
The redi-Go, which rivals Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Renault Kwid in India, now also has a special edition in its line-up. Priced at Rs 3.49 lakh, the redi-Go Sport comes with features such as theme grille-red accents, theme wheel cover, graphics, roof spoiler, sporty dashboard, Bluetooth audio system, remote key-less entry and rear parking sensor.