Renault India has been having some great time thanks to its most successful model, the Duster. The company used to even export the compact, Dacia-badged, Duster to the United Kingdom. The parent company though later on shifted the load of exports to Count Dracula’s Romania as it makes much more sense to import from a closer area to reduce transportation costs, thereby also easing the load on the Indian arm that was having a bit of a difficulty handling exports and domestic sales at the same time.
While the cessation of exports might have been a good move for the company, which is now in a good position to satiate the domestic needs quickly, problems seem to have come up in the export units which it manufactured between January 2013 and August 2014. As per a report in Overdrive, this made in India car will be recalled because of some corrosion issues!
The company claims that the problem arose because of some inconsistent paint work, with some complaints being registered for rust developing under the bonnet and on one the door frames. Of course, while this does not cause any drop in the performance of the SUV, or any immediate major risks to the structural integrity, this issue has been plaguing customers for nearly three months now, and the company has to rectify the problems on top priority. Well, it seems that Renault is indeed doing that by recalling the affected units.
As per the company, owners in India need not be afraid as there have been no reports of any such case to have come up here so far! Still, it won’t hurt to check your Duster if it has been manufactured within the aforementioned period. Do let us know if all is well…