European media reports that bad news awaits owners of the new Dacia Sandero and Logan – about 25,000 copies of these two models are subject to recall.
Despite the fact that these are budget models with a fairly simple design, they have not been spared a design flaw that, in the worst case, can pose a serious threat to the safety of the driver and passengers.
The problem lies with the bonnet, as a crack could damage the retaining bracket and therefore cause the bonnet to open while driving, as explained by Martin Zimmermann, Head of Communications Renault Germany.
“If the retaining bracket cracks, in extreme cases it is possible that the hood will open while driving,” Zimmermann said.
As noted by the Spanish division of Motor1, the recall began in mid-May for models with the internal code name 0DLP. To solve this problem, Renault’s Romanian division will contact the owners of the said vehicles to provide the vehicle to the nearest dealer. If a defect is found, the repair will be completely free and will take about four hours.
The Romanian brand clarified that the models subject to recall were produced between September 2, 2020 and January 15, 2021.
The new Sandero continues to be one of the best-selling vehicles in Europe and the third generation Logan has just debuted in Spain. Both models are inexpensive and have a more modern aesthetic.