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Renault recalls 15,000 diesels for emissions fixes

Published 19/01/2016

Renault has recalled 15,000 diesel vehicles to update their emissions filters (AP)
Renault has recalled 15,000 diesel vehicles to update their emissions filters (AP)

French carmaker Renault has recalled 15,000 diesel vehicles to update their emissions filters.

France's environment minister announced the move, describing the current filters as inadequate in warm weather.

Segolene Royal said Renault had agreed to the recall and she acknowledged that previous tests, which were not conducted in real driving conditions, were insufficient.

Renault confirmed the recall, saying it involved a small percentage of Renault Captur crossover vehicles and a calibration in the motor for a handful of cars produced before September 2015, when the problem was fixed.

But Ms Royal said no cheating software has been found on a Renault or on any other vehicle - French or foreign - that has been tested since the discovery of such software in Volkswagens.

She said that other manufacturers had unacceptably high emissions, but did not identify them.

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