Nissan to recall 9,000 Micra and Sunny cars for faulty airbags

By Team autoX | on October 26, 2014

Japanese auto manufacturer Nissan has issued a notice to recall 9,000 Micra and Sunny cars that were manufactured between 2008 and 2012 in order to fix faulty airbags installed in the cars at no extra cost to the customers for parts or labour.

The issue was reported with the driver airbag inflator in the models and Nissan stated that it plans to start notifying customers about the issue soon.

Just last year in May, over 22,000 units of the Nissan Micra and Sunny were recalled to replace a faulty braking system.

In 2012, Nissan had also issued a recall to 9,600 units of the India-built Micra as part of a global recall of 2.5 lakh vehicles.

The latest recall is a counter to Nissan's continuing push to increase its presence in the Indian market, although sales for the company have shown a marked increase from a year ago.

In the statement issued by the company, the Patrol and Cube were also listed as Nissan vehicles affected by the airbag issue and were included in the recall.

While Nissan's share in the Indian passenger vehicle segment is not particularly high (around two percent), the company is reportedly the third largest exporter of cars from India with an 18 percent share in passenger vehicle exports from the country.

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