Recall roundup: Renault Twizy for braking problems image

The French based automaker Renault has recently announced a recall for the Twizy model because of a problem with its braking system.

According to the car manufacturer, owners of the Renault Twizy will have to drive their vehicle to the local dealers because of a problem with the vehicles’ braking system. Renault says that the braking fluid in the affected models can slowly leak out of the system and if this problem is ignored, it can cause some serious problems and it might increase the risk of a crash and injury. The affected models have been produced between the 27th of January, 2012, and the 1st of May, 2012. A total of 8,000 units of the Renault Twizy are being affected in Europe, out of which 1,700 can be found in France.

As a quick reminder, the Renault Twizy is available in two versions, the Twizy 45, which is coming with 5 HP and33 Nm of torque, taking its name from its top speed, 45 km/h, and the Twizy 80, which can accelerate up to 80 km/h. Renault says that for the Twizy 45, no driver’s license is required and this version can be driven by 16-year olds if they get their road safety certification first, while the for the Twizy 80, an A or B driver’s license is required. The Twizy is 2,32 meters long, 1,19 meters wide and 1,46 meters tall, with a curb weight of 450 kg. the model has a 7 kW lithium-ion battery and a single gear transmission and it can be bought for just under 7,000 euros. The model is assembled in Valladolid, Spain.