Last week we reported that Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. has issued a voluntary recall for its Sunny and Micra vehicles over a fault detected in the braking system. Nissan’s partners, Renault, are following suit and have issued a recall for the Scala and the Pulse, over a similar fault in the brakes. When operating the brakes with a light braking force, the affected vehicles could experience a longer brake pedal travel – which in some cases could also lead to a longer stopping distance than expected.
The Scala and the Pulse are essentially badge-engineered versions of the Sunny and the Micra respectively. Therefore these vehicles too have been affected by the same faulty braking system that Nissan has issued a recall for. Renault India has told OnCars that a total of 2,836 Pulse and 4,180 Scala vehicles, produced between June 1, 2012 and March 15, 2013 are affected. The brake master cylinder – which is root cause of this issue – will be replaced free of cost.
Renault India’s statement to OnCars reads, “In keeping with Renault’s high quality standards and as a proactive and preventive measure, Renault is conducting a voluntary recall campaign in India on 2836 Pulse and 4180 Scala vehicles, respectively, produced between 01st June 2012 and 15th March 2013 to replace the brake master cylinder at no cost to the customer.”
In case you own a Renault Scala or a Pulse manufactured in this time-period, expect your Renault dealer to communicate with you soon. It wouldn’t harm getting in touch with the dealer yourself though and checking up on the status and procedure to get the brake master cylinder checked.