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Datsun recalls Datsun redi-Go over faulty fuel system

Snapshot: After announcing the recall, Datsun said that the inspection and repair of the fuel hose in the redi-Go will be done for free of cost. The company will soon start notifying the owners of the affected models. According to a company source, Datsun will recall the redi-Go hatchbacks made till 18th May 2016.

Japanese car maker Nissan is recalling the small hatchback redi-Go which is sold via Nissan’s budget brand Datsun in India. The company has recalled the redi-Go to rectify the issue related fuel hose just like the Renault Kwid. 

After announcing the recall, Datsun said that the inspection and repair of the fuel hose in the redi-Go will be done for free of cost. The company will soon start notifying the owners of the affected models. According to a company source, Datsun will recall the redi-Go hatchbacks made till 18th May 2016.  However, the company haven’t revealed the number of vehicles that will be recalled but sources from PTI reveals that Datsun might recall 932 units of the redi-Go. 

According to Nissan, Datsun is starting a recall campaign where certain India-manufactured Datsun redi-GO vehicles will be inspected, and if the fuel hose found faulty then it would be taken care of at no cost to the customer. The redi-Go came to Indian shores on 7th June 2016 and Datsun was able to sell more than 14,000 vehicles. 

The hatchback shares the same platform with its cousin Renault Kwid and a 799cc three-cylinder petrol engine which produces a decent 53bhp and a peak torque of 72Nm powers this little hatchback. The company claims that the hatchback runs 25kms in a liter of fuel. The engine is further connected with a five speed manual transmission. Recently, Datsun has launched the redi-Go in a sportier avatar with the name of redi-Go sport, where the car got few cosmetic changes with new decals, spoiler, Bluetooth audio system, keyless entry and parking sensors. The redi-Go competes in India with the likes of its own sibling Renault Kwid, Hyundai Eon and Maruti Suzuki Alto 800.

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