PARIS -- Renault said on Thursday it would recall some 4,000 cars featuring an engine that triggered a 2.55 million car recall by its Japanese partner Nissan.
Europe's fourth biggest carmaker said that it had not detected any problems with the engines, but that it had decided to recall all cars containing them out of caution after defects with the motor prompted a massive recall at Nissan.
"We will recall around 4,000 Vel Satis cars globally," said a Renault spokesman. He declined to say how much this would cost but said it would not be much.
Nissan, in which Renault holds a 44.4 percent stake, said on Thursday it was recalling 2.55 million cars at an estimated cost of 15 to 16 billion yen due to an engine fault.
Renault and Nissan share car parts and platforms to save costs and boost efficiency.