Scores of UK Renault drivers are to have their cars recalled because of a problem with the device controlling their engine emissions, it has been revealed.
The French manufacturer says the "error" in the calibration units on dCi 110 engines affects about 270 diesel Renault Captur cars in Britain. Around the world, it says, some 15,000 vehicles are fitted with the engines.
Renault says the UK recall will rectify the error, something which it has been doing to new cars for the last five months.
In a statement the company stresses that its cars are not fitted with software or systems aimed at bypassing their emission control systems.
Last September Volkswagen admitted it had used software, designed to trick environmental emissions testing, in its engines.
Last year the Renault Group set up a scheme - worth around £39 million - aimed at cutting the amount of emissions that is produced by its vehicles.
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