Nissan Magnite Recalled in India Over Door Handle Issue

Nissan has issued a recall for certain variants of its popular compact SUV, the Magnite, in the Indian market due to concerns related to faulty door handle sensors. The recall, which covers units manufactured between November 2020 and December 2023, specifically targets the entry-level XE and mid-spec XL variants of the vehicle.

Key Points of the Recall:

  • The recall is prompted by concerns regarding the front door handle sensors in select variants of the Nissan Magnite.
  • Affected owners are set to be notified by Nissan in April, with the replacement of the front door handle sensors to be carried out at Nissan service centers at no cost to the customers.
  • Importantly, Nissan has assured customers that the recall does not pose any drivability issues, allowing owners to continue using their vehicles until the necessary retrofit is completed.

Upcoming Launch of Facelifted Magnite:

  • Concurrently, Nissan is gearing up for the launch of the facelifted version of the Magnite, with prototypes already undergoing testing under heavy camouflage.
  • While exterior changes are expected to be primarily in soft parts, significant revisions are anticipated in the interior design.
  • Features of the facelifted Magnite include a redesigned dashboard, single-pane sunroof, larger touchscreen infotainment system with updated UI, wireless charger, front seat ventilation, auto AC with rear AC vents, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and enhanced safety features such as six airbags.

Engine Offerings and Competition:

  • The Nissan Magnite facelift is likely to retain its existing engine options, including the 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder petrol engine and the 1.0-liter turbo-petrol unit.
  • Engine transmission options include 5-speed manual and automatic transmissions, as well as a CVT automatic transmission for the turbo-petrol variant.
  • Competing in the compact SUV segment, the Magnite faces rivals such as the Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, and Tata Nexon.

Action for Existing Nissan Magnite Owners:

  • Owners of Nissan Magnite vehicles are advised to check the manufacturing dates to determine if their vehicles fall under the recall.
  • If not already contacted by the dealership, owners are encouraged to visit the nearest service center to have their vehicles inspected and necessary actions taken.

The recall underscores Nissan’s commitment to ensuring the safety and satisfaction of its customers, with proactive measures taken to address potential issues promptly. As the company prepares to launch the facelifted Magnite, it remains dedicated to delivering enhanced features and performance while maintaining the highest standards of safety and reliability.

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