Datsun recalls Redi-Go in India over faulty fuel system

Datsun RediGO Side View

Datsun, a subsidiary of Nissan– is known for making affordable cars around the globe. The brand was re-launched in 2013 after discontinuation of 27 years with Go hatchback followed by Go+ MPV. To make dent into Alto and Eon’s sales, Datsun introduced Redi-go hatchback that underpins the same platform of Kwid. The car has been performing really well, lured customers and grabbed more than 17,000 bookings so far.

The Redi-Go is now the bestselling car for Datsun in India and propel brand to post positive growth this year. The urban crossover clocked 4948 units last month as compared to 2616 units in September 2015 posting a growth of 89%. Besides, Redi-go none of the Datsun products is performing well in the Indian market.

In what can be worrying news for Redi-Go owners, Nissan India has issued a recall of 932 units to fix faulty fuel system. In a statement revealed by Nissan India, the company stated that – “Datsun is conducting a voluntary recall campaign on certain India-manufactured Datsun redi-GO vehicles to inspect the fuel hose and fix a clip at no cost to the customer.”

Datsun RediGO Front View

Yesterday Renault recalled 50,000 units of its bestseller Kwid over the same issue. Both cars have been diagnosed over similar issue as they are mechanically similar and identical in nature.

Datsun will start informing the affected customers and request them for appointments to carry out the inspection of their vehicles. The entire process of inspecting and fixing the issue (if needed) will be carried out free of cost.

Just like its cousin Kwid, Redi go is also making its presence felt in the market. The Datsun already sold 14,000 units since its launch thanks to crossover profile, decent engine and pocket friendly pricing of Rs. 2.38 to Rs. 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).  Based on CMF-A platform, the hatch is powered by a 799cc petrol engine producing 54PS and 72Nm, linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It delivers a class leading ARAI rated mileage of 25.17 Kmpl.