The French automaker Renault is likely to recall 50,000 units of its popular hatchback, the Kwid over faulty fuel pump issue. The number of cars that might be recalled is based on the total units of Kwid cars manufactured and sold between September 2015 and May 2016. The french company has yet not disclosed the number of cars it plans to recall.
According to the company, it is taking a proactive measure where a fuel hose clip will be added to these selected cars along with the evaluation of overall functionality of the fuel system to mitigate any problem regarding potential disruption of fuel supply to the engine. All the affected cars would be inspected by the company, and it won’t charge its customers for the inspection.
Renault Kwid has been a success for Renault in India right from its launch. Initially, the car was available with an 800cc engine at a price between Rs 2.64-3.73 lakh. Recently, Renault has launched it with a 1.0-liter engine for those who are looking for a more powerful engine in the hatchback. However, the company is only recalling the 800cc variant over the faulty fuel pump issue.
The Kwid has got over 1.65 lakh bookings till date, and is still going strong. During the first eight months of this year, Renault India sold a staggering number of 65,000 units. By the end of 2016, the company is planning to reach the 1 lakh car sales milestone since its launch in India in 2008. However due to rising input costs, the company is planning to increase the price of the popular hatchback. Right now, the Kwid competes with the likes of Hyundai Eon and Maruti Alto 800.