Nissan is to recall around 9,000 cars of the Micra and Sunny sedan due to defective airbag issue. The airbags are from an external vendor, Takata.
The reason is that the airbags can corrode over time or when deployed, there are high chances of shrapnel discharge when in an accident.
Cars made between the year 2008 and 2012 will be recalled. "Nissan plans to begin notifying customers soon. Nissan dealers will replace the driver airbag inflator with a correctly manufactured part at no cost to the customer," said a spokesperson from Nissan India.
Defective production by the Japanese vendor, Takata has affected many automakers. Toyota has announced that they will recall 3.6 million cars globally, while Honda have announced 2 million cars and BMW will recall 2.2 lakh units, all because of the same reason.
Honda have even taken it a step further than just recalling and rectifying, by cutting the pay for their top executives.
Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) recently adopted a 'voluntary recall code'. The government however is now finalising a compulsory recall policy with huge penalties that will be a part of the new Central Motor Vehicle Rules. These rules will be effective soon.