Renault India on Wednesday announced its decision to recall its entry level model 800cc Kwid to address the fuel hose clip issue. The company has decided to recall an undisclosed number of Kwids made up to May 18, 2016.
Renault started selling Kwid from October 2015 and has sold around 70,000 units with an order book size of over 165,000 units till date.
Though the company did not mention the exact number of Kwids to be recalled, sources here pointed out that it could be around 50,000 units.
In a statement here, Renault India said: “Groupe Renault is committed to total customer satisfaction, having robust processes in place to ensure safety, quality and performance of its products. In line with our high standards of product quality, Renault India is conducting a pre-emptive and voluntary inspection of select 0.8 L variants of Renault KWID that were produced up to May 18, 2016.”
“As a proactive measure, a fuel hose clip will be added to these select cars along with the evaluation of overall functionality of the fuel system to mitigate any potential disruption of fuel supply. We will inspect these cars without any cost to the customers and carry out necessary measures, if required. We are in the process of contacting
customers, requesting them to come to dealerships to get their cars inspected,” the statement further said.
In September, driven largely by Kwid, Renault India sold 12,300 vehicles as against 1,780 units sold in September 2015. At a recent press meet in Chennai Renault India CEO Sumit Sawhney said that the company is increasing the monthly production to 10,000 units as against 8,000 units to bring down the waiting period to one month. The company also launched the 1-litre version of Kwid and began its exports to neighbouring countries in August.