Renault Recalling 8,000 Units of the Twizy Due to Braking Issue

We drove the Twizy earlier this year and were entertained by the lack of assistance for its steering and brakes. However, this can also be a a reason for which you’ll notice a braking issue, which has determined Renault to recall 8,000 units of the car, later than in a car with assisted stopping power.
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Due to certain manufacturing faults, the braking fluid can slowly leak out of the system, which, in time, can cause serious problems. Since the non-assisted braking system of the Twizy requires one to press the pedal rather hard for achieving maximum stopping power, it might take a while until you notice this - the brake pedal develops an unusual long travel.

The model affected have been produced between January 27th 2012 and May 1st 2012 and 1,700 of the total 8,000 units affected in Europe can be found in France. The check takes 30 minutes and, if a fault is found, the technicians need about two hours to replace the necessary parts.
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