Renault and Dacia to recall almost 80.000 vehicles globally image

The French based automaker Renault and its Romanian sub-brand Dacia have recently announced a recall which targets the Clio, Modus, Twingo, Logan and Sandero models because of potential faulty engine parts.

According to the French and the Romanian automaker, the recall will affect 77.915 cars worldwide of the vehicles made between September 17 and November 30, 2010, and all the models are powered by the D4F, D4FT and D4D engines, which translates into 1.2 16V and 1.0 16V Flex Fuel.

The representatives of the two brands said that there is a non-conformity of the valve half-cones and the small engine part costs around 4 euros in some automotive parts stores. According to the two automakers, the minimum time required for the intervention is 20 minutes but this can reach 4 hours and a half if all the cones will be replaced.

Both car manufacturers have announced that 77.915 units of the Renault Clio, Modus, Twingo and Dacia Logan and Sandero will be affected by the recall. The Federal Motor Vehicle Office will inform the owners of the specified models who will have to take a trip back to the dealership.

Renault and Dacia didn’t officially announce when the recall will start or when the owners will be notified.