/ Industry, News, Nissan, Renault, Safety / AvtoVAZ recalling 45,000 Lada Grantas over airbag failure

AvtoVAZ recalling 45,000 Lada Grantas over airbag failure

Linked In Share
AvtoVAZ recalling 45,000 Lada Grantas over airbag failure

AvtoVAZ, Russia’s largest carmaker, announced on Thursday it is recalling 45,348 Lada Grantas over potential airbag failures.

It is AvtoVAZ’ second recall of new models this year. The cars affected by the recall account for almost 40 percent of all Grantas the carmaker has manufactured since the launch of the model in December 2011.

AvtoVaz said it would check and reprogramme the airbag control blocks, made by Takata Petri AG, the German unit of Japanese company Takata. The cars involved are produced between end-May and end-September of 2012. Back in April, AvtoVAZ recalled nearly 100,000 Kalina and Granta models over defects in the fuel system. The recall represented a first major blow to the carmaker’s efforts to rebrand itself as a reliable modern car manufacturer.

The Lada Granta and Kalina are two of the new designs AvtoVAZ hopes will eventually replace the 30-year-old Lada 2105/07, a Fiat 124-based model that was discontinued this year. The Renault-Nissan alliance this month finalised a deal to take control of AvtoVAZ by taking a 67.13 percent stake in a joint venture with state-owned holding group Russian Technologies.

AvtoVAZ launched its new passenger car, Lada Granta, in December last year. The Granta is based on the Kalina platform. AvtoVAZ plans to produce over 100,000 low-cost Granta cars in 2012.

by Dan Mihalascu (my Google+) - Thursday, December 27th, 2012 - filed under Industry, News, Nissan, Renault, Safety. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
airbag technology alliance renault nissan auto recalls AvtoVAZ lada 2107 lada granta lada kalina renault avtovaz renault nissan russia russia russian auto industry russian auto market


Discuss: AvtoVAZ recalling 45,000 Lada Grantas over airbag failure

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

Sutil camp says three Sauber contracts ‘forbidden’
Sutil camp says three Sauber contracts ‘forbidden’Nov.6 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Mere days but a hemisphere later, the F1 'silly season' has moved on yet again between the US and ...
Rosberg happy with heavy Brazil rain
Rosberg happy with heavy Brazil rainNov.6 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Most members of F1's travelling circus touched down in Sao Paulo this week and cursed not packing an ...
[VIDEO] See a supermodel smash a Ferrari 458 Italia with a sledgehammer
[VIDEO] See a supermodel smash a Ferrari 458 Italia with a sledgehammerA new and kind of weird commercial is proving that the Forgiato wheels are truly unbreakable in a uniquely sick way, by trashing ...
2015 Audi Q3 facelift officially unveiled
2015 Audi Q3 facelift officially unveiledThe 2015 Audi Q3 has been officially unveiled as the model will kick off its deliveries next February. The facelifted version of ...
2016 Opel Corsa OPC to come with 210 HP
2016 Opel Corsa OPC to come with 210 HPThe 2016 Opel Corsa OPC will be coming with an impressive 210 HP from its engine and it should be introduced at the 2015 Geneva ...
US analyst says Volkswagen AG merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could be a great deal
US analyst says Volkswagen AG merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could be a great dealJohn Krafcik, the former manager of Hyundai’s American unit and currently the president of TrueCar says a new analysis suggests ...
2015 Smart ForTwo and ForFour get priced in the UK
2015 Smart ForTwo and ForFour get priced in the UKSmart has announced the official pricing details for the new ForTwo and ForFour in the United Kingdom, where the two models will ...
Seat SUV caught testing in the mountains
Seat SUV caught testing in the mountainsOur spy photographers have managed to capture the new Seat SUV on camera once again, this time in the Austrian Alps, while it was ...
[VIDEO] 2015 Ford Everest teased once more
[VIDEO] 2015 Ford Everest teased once moreThe 2015 Ford Everest has been teased out once again as the model in question will be officially unveiled on the 13th of ...
Toyota sees great first half fiscal year profit, but faces hurdles ahead
Toyota sees great first half fiscal year profit, but faces hurdles aheadToyota is on track to remain the world’s largest automaker in terms of sales and has decided that it shouldn’t give up the ...
Hyundai Accent facelift officially unveiled
Hyundai Accent facelift officially unveiledThe facelifted version of the Hyundai Accent has been officially unveiled as the base model will start from 14,745 USD. The 2015 ...
Track-ready Mazda MX-5 goes official
Track-ready Mazda MX-5 goes officialThe racing version of the new Mazda MX-5 generation has been officially unveiled and it will be competing in a global cup racing ...
NHTSA orders Honda to provide papers and answer questions about Takata airbags
NHTSA orders Honda to provide papers and answer questions about Takata airbagsThe US auto safety regulator has asked the third-largest Japanese automaker, Takata’s largest client – to supply the ...
Five Hyundai Concepts shown at SEMA
Five Hyundai Concepts shown at SEMAA total of five Hyundai Concept cars have been officially presented to the public at the 2014 SEMA Motor Show. Hyundai has ...
Range Rover and Range Rover Sport get updated for 2015 model year
Range Rover and Range Rover Sport get updated for 2015 model yearLand Rover has announced a series of updates made to the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport generations, for the 2015 model ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

2015 Audi Q3 facelift 1
Spy-Shots of Cars
2015 Hyundai Accent facelift 1
Track-ready Mazda MX-5 1
Five Hyundai Concepts shown at SEMA 1
Range Rover and Range Rover Sport get updated for 2015 model year 1
PP-Performance tuning BMW M6 Gran Coupe 1
Nine customized Honda Fits shown at SEMA  1
Ford Racing Mustang GT King Cobra 1
2015 Dodge Charger RT Funny Car 1
Toyota Tundra Monster Truck shown at SEMA 1
Volvo V60 Cross Country 1

More automotive from inautonews
A new and kind of weird commercial is proving that the Forgiato wheels are truly unbreakable in a uniquely sick way, by trashing a Ferrari 458 Italia. Forgiato has released what is probably the weirdest promotional video we have seen in ages. The clip posted below is showing a supermodel smashing ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 CDI
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 CDIThe Mercedes compact family has a new member – the adventurous GLA crossover. That means the lower-end of the luxury automaker’s lineup consists ...
Test Drive: Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.5 90 HP
Test Drive: Dacia Sandero Stepway 1.5 90 HPIf you live in Europe, you don’t need an introduction to Dacia anymore – this is the affordable Renault subsidiary that rocked the auto industry ...
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz A180 CDI AT
Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz A180 CDI AT The new generation of the A-Class has been around since 2012 and its overall design is quite drastic, considering its predecessor. Now, two years ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety NHTSA orders Honda to provide papers and answer questions about Takata airbagsThe US auto safety regulator has asked the third-largest Japanese automaker, Takata’s largest ... US: GM says it’s not accountable for pre-2009 safety issuesGeneral Motors posted a court filling this week in which the company claims it shouldn’t be held ...
Safety Section