As a part of the global recall of its some makes of its vehicles, Nissan will also extend its recall in India – its is learnt from sources and auto bloggers that the company will recall approximately 9000 units of 2 models of vehicles – its B segment hatchback Nissan Micra, and Sunny, the mid-sized sedan.
This recall is aimed at replacing the defective airbags in these vehicles, which have been manufactured between the years 2008 and 2012.
The defective airbags which have been provided in these recalled vehicles have been supplied, it is said, by Takata. Takata is a Japanese auto-components giant and they also would face reputation problems as the airbags are said to have been supplied with serious manufacturing lapses.
The voluntary recall for safety of vehicles and passengers was commenced in India in the year 2012, pioneered by SIAM, the auto manufacturers body in India. Since the commencement of the program, over 7 lakh vehicles produced by various manufacturers have been recalled in the country.
12, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) started voluntary recall for safety of vehicles. Since last two years, over seven lakh vehicles manufactured produced by various auto giants in India have been recalled. The Government of India is evaluating options of structuring an imperative recall policy under which penalties could be imposed as a part of new Central Motor Vehicle Rules.
The central government is also evaluating the need for a policy to impose stringent penalties on such auto recalls in the country.