Looks like recall woes continue to haunt auto industry in India. While General Motors had to recall its executive sedan Cruze earlier this month, French auto maker Renault has now become the latest brand to recall its vehicles.
A new report of Economic Times says that Renault will take back 646 units of its Pulse hatchback and the diesel Scala sedan to workshops to fix a problem with its airbags, which could affect the safety of passengers. However, the company maintained that the recall is voluntary.
The airbags were manufactured by Takata in Japan, which was recently in news for its faulty airbags. The issue involved defective airbag that may deploy improperly in an accident or crash, shooting metal fragments into the vehicle cabin.
The latest recall of Renault is limited to the diesel Scala and both versions of Pulse, which were manufactured between September 2011 and July 2012.
Recent Vehicle Recalls in India
General Motors recalled its executive sedan Cruze over a faulty drive shaft.
Auto maker Ford recalled EcoSport in India over airbag issues and fuel and vapour line corrosion.
Maruti Suzuki has called back its newly launched Ciaz in India to fix a problem with the clutch operation system.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) issued a voluntary recall of 5,834 units of its Corolla Altis diesel variants in India to rectify a problem with the powertrain.
Ford India recently summoned 3,072 units of Fiesta to fix the problem with glow plug control module.
SUV maker Mahindra & Mahindra recalled 2,300 units of its popular SUVs Scorpio and XUV500, and multi-purpose vehicle Xylo to fix a problem with the vacuum pump in engines.
German luxury auto maker Audi recalled 6,758 units of A4 sedans to update its airbag control unit software.
Honda cars recalled 2,338 units of its hatchback Brio, compact sedan Amaze and sports-utility vehicle CR-V to fix a problem with the faulty airbag in October.
Nissan India recalled around 9,000 units of Micra and Sunny, which were manufactured between 2008 and 2012 to replace faulty airbags.