Owners of more than 27,000 ‘Renault Captur’s’, here in Ireland and the UK have been urged to have their vehicles checked, following the company’s discovery that wheel arch liners have been incorrectly positioned, thus causing some of them to abrade against brake hosing.
Over 1,400 vehicles here in Ireland are affected, same having been produced between January 2013 and November 2014. Renault’s urgent ‘safety recall notice’ which issued to owners, state the fault could affect the braking efficiency of the vehicle. A spokesman representing Renault has stated that this recall is not a case of owners being required to halt driving their vehicle immediately, but rather to be alerted to the problem, especially if a warning sign ‘braking system fault’ message appears on their dashboard.
This popular Tipperary purchased vehicle, a Clio-based mini-SUV, has been in production since 2013 and was named What Car? – Best small SUV, for under €16,000 in 2014.