Renault recalls over 60,000 Koleos SUVs in China
BEIJING (Bloomberg) -- Renault recalled more than 60,000 Koleos SUVs in China because of a faulty fuel sensor, according to China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
The 61,508 affected imported cars are models from 2009 through 2012, the agency said. Renault will provide free replacement sensors for the vehicles, which may show faulty fuel-level readings and could pose a safety risk.
This latest recall for Renault comes after the agency said on Jan. 25 that the company would recall 5,097 Koleos vehicles in China because of a welding flaw.
Renault is looking to replicate the success of other foreign carmakers in China, the world's largest automobile market. Passenger-vehicle sales in the country surged 49 percent to a monthly record in January, as demand for SUVs almost doubled, the state-backed China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Feb. 7.
Calls and e-mails to Renault seeking comment weren't returned outside normal business hours.