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Renault Brazil Recalls 7,000 Vehicles to Replace Part

SAO PAULO May 27, 2003; Dow Jones reported that the Brazilian division of French car maker Renault SA (F.RNA) issued a recall Tuesday on some 7,000 vehicles after discovering that a faulty part in the fuel line could cause the motor to catch fire.

The problem was discovered in 2.0-liter Scenic models built in 2001 and 2002 as well as 2.0-liter Laguna models manufactured between 1999 and 2001.

Renault, which said in a statement that the defect hasn't caused any accidents, will replace the faulty part for owners of the Scenic and Laguna models.