Nissan in India has issued a recall of over 9,000 units of Micra and Sunny. Recently, the Japanese automaker recalled 2,60,000 vehicles globally for the issue of faulty airbags. The announcement by its Indian operations is a part of this global recall only and will cover models of the Micra and Sunny that were manufactured and sold between 2008 to 2012 in the country.
The cause behind the recall is a faulty driver side airbag, produced by Takata Corp, which is prone to ejecting shrapnel and sharp objects towards occupants once they inflate in the event of an accident. The customers, whose Nissan cars fall under this recall, will be called upon by the manufacturer so that the faulty airbag unit can be replaced without any additional costs.
Takata Corp is a major supplier of airbags to many of the other auto manufacturers including Honda, General Motors, Mazda, Toyota, BMW etc. The company is now facing a legal challenge by the US Safety Regulators due to the issue of faulty airbags addressed in around 7.8 million vehicles with Takata airbags globally.
Nissan is not the only manufacturer which is facing this airbag fiasco. Manufacturers like Honda and Toyota have also issued recall for their affected vehicles. While Toyota has not yet announced of a recall for its cars in India, Honda has also recalled 2,388 vehicles in India for the same issue. The vehicles impacted by the recall include the CR-V, as well as airbag equipped versions of the Amaze and Brio.