Nissan recalls 12,000 vehicles to fix engine switch, airbags

Last Updated 29 June 2015, 13:03 IST

Japanese auto major Nissan is recalling around 12,000 units of various models, including mid-sized sedan Sunny and small car Micra, manufactured between June 2013 and March 2015 in India as part of its global campaign to rectify engine switch and airbags.

The Japanese company has announced recall for around 270,000 cars worldwide on certain models.

When asked about impact on India, a company spokesperson said, "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 spokesperson said.

The units impacted by faulty airbags constituted a very small fraction of about 12,000 units being recalled, the spokesperson added.

The airbags were made by Japanese parts maker Takata, whose airbags have sparked a global recall crisis.

"Nissan is committed to a high level of customer safety, service, and satisfaction and is working with its dealers to promptly address this issue," the spokesperson said.

Last month, Honda Cars India had recalled a total of 11,381 units of Accord, CR-V and Civic, manufactured between 2003 and 2007, to replace a faulty part in the passenger and driver side airbags.

The recall is part of Honda's global campaign of fixing potential defect related to airbags.

Ever since the auto industry body SIAM started voluntary vehicle recalls for safety related issues in India in July 2012, over seven lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers in India.

(Published 29 June 2015, 13:03 IST)

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