Commercial vehicles left out of Renault recall


Diesel cars the focus but vans have not been put in the frame

Commercial vehicles left out of Renault recall
Renault’s recall affects passenger vehicles such as the Captur.

 

Renault has begun its diesel emissions reduction push foreshadowed in December.

The move comes in the wake of French government testing of NOx emissions from its cars.

"Renault confirms that a recall campaign is already in progress," the group says.

"Approximately 15,000 cars fitted with dCi110 engines are involved.

"The purpose of the recall is to recalibrate the engine’s control unit.

"The issue had been identified, resolved and put in production in September 2015."

While the dCi110 engines to be tested are in cars, specifically the Captur mini-SUV, they are also present in commercial vans including the Kangoo and the Trafic.

However, the issue reportedly relates specifically to the gas filtration system and related software.

So far, however, light commercial vehicles (LCVs) are not involved in France or Australia.

"There has been no indication that LCVs are implicated, judging by the information we have received from the factory," a Renault Australia spokesperson tells ATN.

In France, Renault Group clarified the scope of the recall following reports that it would be huge.

"In addition, Renault firmly denies having mentioned that 700,000 cars were in need of a software update. Indeed, all Renault vehicles are fully compliant with current regulations," it says.

"As stated in December 2015, on top of meeting applicable Euro6b standards, Renault intends to be able to propose an improved NOx emission system to customers."

 

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