Renault recalling older electric Zoes

Renault recalling older electric Zoes

Hundreds of UK motorists are having their electric cars recalled by Renault, it has been announced.

The manufacturer is recalling almost 1,000 Zoe superminis in the UK for checks.

Renault says there is a possible risk that the vehicles' front wheel arch liners may be in incorrect positions, which could damage the front brake hose.

The recall, which applies to vehicles built before October 6 2014, will enable dealerships to check the positioning of the liners and, if necessary, replace them and the cars' brake hoses.

Motorists will not be charged for the checks or any work which is required.

A spokesman for the French manufacturer says the recall is being carried out as a preventative measure, adding that affected customers will be sent a letter by recorded delivery.

Worldwide, Renault's recall affects just over 18,000 Zoes, 999 of them in the UK.

Since the Zoe hit the market in 2012, more than 42,000 have been manufactured. The car has been exported across Europe with more than 2,400 sold to UK motorists.

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