Nissan India announced a voluntary recall of its Sunny sedan and Micra hatchback in the country to fix a problem with the air bags.
The company will recall around d 9,000 units of Micra and Sunny, which were manufactured between 2008 and 2012 that use safety airbags made by its supplier Takata. The company also said that the recall is carried out as a part of company's global exercise and there has been no report of untoward incidents so far. The replacement of the affected parts will be done by the dealers of Nissan.
"Nissan plans to begin notifying customers soon. Nissan dealers will replace the driver airbag inflator with a correctly manufactured part at no cost to the customer," Financial Express quoted Nissan India spokesperson. The recall affects India-made cars sold both at home and overseas markets like Europe.
Recent Vehicle Recalls in India
In July, Honda recalled over 1,075 units of Honda Accord and 252 units of Honda CR-V over faulty airbag.
Earlier in July, Mahindra & Mahindra, India's SUV maker recalled 23,519 units of its iconic Scorpio in the country over a faulty pressure regulating valves. They recalled the faulty Ex variant of the Mahindra Scorpio, which were manufactured between May 2012 and November 2013.
Hyundai Motor India recalled 2,437 units of Santa FE SUV in the country to fix a problem with the Stop Lamp Switch in May 2014.
In one of the biggest recalls in the country, Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest car maker, had recalled 1,03,311 units of Ertiga, Swift and DZire in India to fix a problem with the fuel filler neck in April. The recall included 47,237 units of its popular hatchback Swift, 42,481 units of its sedan DZire and 13,593 units of its multi-passenger vehicle Ertiga, which were manufactured between 12 November 2013 and 4 February 2014.
Toyota India had also issued a recall for 45,000 units of its multi-utility vehicle (MPV) Innova, which were manufactured between February 2005 and December 2008, over a problem with the steering column. This was part of Toyota's global recall of the models Yaris, Urban Cruiser (manufactured between January 2005 and August 2010), RAV4 and Hilux (between June 2004 and December 2010).
Till date, General Motors India's is the biggest recall in the country. The company had recalled 1.14 lakh units of the Chevrolet Tavera in July last year, which were manufactured between 2005 and 2013 to fix the issues related to emissions and specifications. Two variants of the multi-purpose Tavera vehicle - 3 (2.5L variant) and BS-4 (2.0L variant) were affected by the issue and the company had held back on manufacturing and sales of the vehicle.