The Indian division of Japanese auto maker Nissan Motor Company has announced a recall of its Micra hatchback and Sunny sedan, which are manufactured at the company's Chennai unit. Reportedly, with this recall, the auto maker will replace the faulty master brake cylinder of 22,188 models. It must be noted that this recall is absolutely free and the authorised dealerships of the company are reported the same.
In an official statement, the Nissan Motor Company was quoted as saying, “Nissan plans to begin notifying individual customers in May. Nissan dealers will replace the master brake cylinder at no cost to the customer. Nissan is committed to a high level of customer safety, service and satisfaction and is working with its dealers to promptly address this issue.”
However, none of the accidents, deaths or injuries have been recorded by any of the company's dealerships as of now, as stated by the auto maker. Nissan India said that it is carrying this voluntary exercise to ensure a high level of safety for its customers. Along with other auto markets like Asia, Africa and Europe, the auto manufacturer has recalled 67,089 units of Sunny and Micra. Reportedly, all the mentioned markets are also affected by the same faulty part.
Globally, Nissan Motor Company has recalled close to 2.5 lakh units, but has clearly mentioned that India has nothing to do with that replacement. Interestingly, in this global recall, there includes 9,600 units of Micra hatchback, which were being produced at the company's Oragadam plant, situated near Chennai, Tamil Nadu and were shipped to Europe. On this, the company said. “This will not effect India and the vehicles are not manufactured in India.”
Earlier, Nissan even announced a bigger recall which globally affected 8,41,000 units because of an issue in the steering wheel. According to reports, the models like March(K12) and Cube(Z11), manufactured in Japan and Micra(K12) produced in UK were sold in Europe, Asia, Japan, Oceania, Africa, Latin America and Middle East. All these vehicles were recalled to fix the glitch as the steering of these vehicles was little tight. Interestingly, the auto maker said that it took just 40 minutes to repair a car.