Paris, France - Renault is recalling 15 000 vehicles before they go on sale to check their engines - a day after it pledged action to cut harmful emissions.
French transport minister Segolene Royal said on Tuesday Renault “has committed to recalling a certain number of vehicles, 15,000 vehicles, to check them and adjust them correctly so that the filtration system works in all temperatures”.
“New cars must meet the norms,” she said, adding that the adjustment could be quickly done. “To correctly adjust an engine takes half a day.”
Renault promised on Monday to come up with a “technical plan” over the coming weeks to bring down harmful emissions from its vehicles after a government-appointed commission said its diesel cars failed pollution tests.