Nissan recalls 9,000 units of Micra and Sunny in India
Recalls have become very common these days and the latest manufacturer to join the bandwagon is Nissan. The Japanese auto manufacturer is recalling 9,000 units of the Sunny sedan and Micra hatchback in India as part of a global recall to replace defective airbags.
The recall is valid for cars manufactured between 2008 to 2012 that use airbags manufactured by its supplier Takata. As per sources Nissan India will be notifying its customers whose vehicles are part of the recall and Nissan dealers will change the defective airbag inflator with the correct part at no additional cost to the customer.
Nissan has globally recalled 2, 60,000 units which affects its models which include the Cube, Patrol, Note, Versa/Sunny/Almera, March and Micra. These vehicles are manifested with a defective airbag that Nissan`s supplier Takata reported. It`s not just Nissan but other major manufacturers have also recalled their models in the recent past. India`s largest manufacturer Maruti Suzuki recalled 69,555 units of Swift, Ritz and Dzire models produced between March 2010 and August 2013 to rectify a problem with the fitment of the wiring harness. General Motors India last year recalled 1, 10,000 units of its MUV Tavera to address issues related to emission.
The Indian government is in the process of formulating a mandatory recall policy that would necessitate penalties on car manufacturers as part of the new Central Motor vehicle.