In recent times the Indian automobile witnessed many car manufactures recalling their cars due to some specific issues, following that spree Renault India to recall 646 units of its Scala sedan and Pulse hatchback. Renault to recall 20 units of Scala sedan and 620 units Pulse manufactured between September 2011 and July 2012 to resolve faulty airbags.
Recalling of Pulse hatchback includes both petrol and diesel variants while 20 units of Scala account for diesel variants only. Driver airbags for Renault cars are supplied by the Takata Corporation of Japan which is the world’s second largest supplier of airbags and seatbelts.
Pulse and Scala both the cars are manufactured at Renault-Nissan manufacturing facility in Oragadam, Chennai which are rebadged version of Nissan Micra and Sunny sedan. Renault India rebadged both the cars as Scala and Pulse particularly for Indian market.
In October 2014 Nissan India also recalled Micra and Sunny for same specific faulty airbags. Takata’s airbags are used by other car manufactures as well like Honda, Nissan, Ford, BMW, Toyota and General motors. Last few months were very tough for Takata as over 8 million cars are affected by faulty airbags; many car makers blamed Takata over the quality of airbags and their disfunction.
Renault India said it has initiated the recall step voluntarily. “Renault is conducting a voluntary check on certain potentially affected Renault vehicles (620 Pulse and 26 Scala — produced between September 2011 and July 2012) which may have a possibility of driver airbag problem,” a company spokesman said in an emailed statement to ET.
|Comparison of Renault Pulse|
|Comparison of Renault Pulse variants|