12,000 Faulty Nissan cars recalled in India
Do you own a Nissan Micra or Nissan Sunny which is manufactured between June 2013 and March 2015? If yes, you might want to take it to nearest Nissan service center to replace/fix the faulty airbags and engine switches. The Japanese carmaker has officially announced that over 12,000 units of its cars in India including Nissan Sunny and Nissan Micra will be recalled as it is found to be having issues with airbags and engine switches reported Economic Times.
Nissan recalls Sunny and Micra cars to fix Faulty airbags and engine switches
Worldwide, the Japanese automaker has announced to recall over 270,000 cars on specific models.
Nissan is going to bear the expense for the rectification of engine switches and airbags, which means owners of these affected cars need not worry much. Takata is the company which manufactured the defective airbags which was the cause for this mess of faulty airbag modules and putting the end users at the risk. However, the number of Nissan cars with this particular issue makes up to a small portion of the total Nissan cars recalled.
Very similar to Nissan, during May 2015, Honda too issued a recall of over 11,000 cars that includes Accord, Civic and CR-V to replace the malfunctioning component of the front airbags.
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in July 2012 started this initiative to voluntarily recall vehicles that are found to be facing safety-related issues. Since then SIAM has mandated recalls of more than 7 lakh vehicles which was manufactured by differeny carmakers in the country.
Nissan Spokesperson confirmed the recall announcement by saying,
Nissan is conducting a voluntary recall campaign for about 2,70,000 vehicles on the certain models, including 12,000 vehicles in India. Authorised Nissan retailers will rework the engine switch at no cost to the customer to avoid excessive interference. The units impacted by faulty airbags constituted a very small fraction of about 12,000 units being recalled
Nissan also provided assurance to its customers by saying,
Nissan is committed to a high level of customer safety, service, and satisfaction and is working with its dealers to promptly address this issue