Datsun India has issued a recall for the redi GO hatchback over faulty fuel supply system. The cars in question here have faulty fuel hose pipe clip that need to be fixed. This voluntary recall affects 932 units of the Datsun redi GO manufactured till May 18, 2016. The procedure has been initiated for inspection and replacement of the fuel hose pipe clip on the affected units of the vehicle. Datsun says that the necessary repairs will be done at no cost to the customers. The company will contact its customers and request for appointments as per their suitable time.
Just so you know, Renault India too has recalled around 50,000 units of the Kwid to rectify the same issue. Both the cars (Kwid and redi GO) share the same CMF-A platform. In recent time, the numbers of recalls have increased in the Indian automotive industry. Major car manufacturers (including Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda, etc.) recall their vehicles every year to fix minor or major technical glitches or safety issues. Also Read – Datsun GO 1000cc Under Consideration
According to the data provided by SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers), carmakers recalled 2.24 million of vehicles in India to rectify safety issues between July 2012 – May 2016. In the first five months of this year, around half a million cars were recalled by different manufacturers. With such a considerable growth, the year 2016 will end up seeing the highest number of recalls in the country.
Coming to the car itself, the Datsun redi GO was launched as ‘India’s first Urban Cross’ in June, 2016. The company, recently, introduced a limited edition of the hatchback – Datsun redi GO Sport. Priced at Rs 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), this special edition gets nine new features over the regular one. The Japanese carmaker also roped in Sakshi Malik, the Olympic medalist, as the Special Edition’s brand ambassador. Read Our Review – Datsun redi GO – Should You Buy It?