The recalling campaign is underway right from today and the affected owners will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki’s authorised dealerships
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has announced the recall of two of its popular vehicles sold in the domestic market. The latest generation Swift hatchback and Dzire subcompact sedan are involved in this voluntary recall as Maruti Suzuki has detected possible issues in the Airbag Controller Unit.
A total of 1,279 units have been called back and they were manufactured between May 7, 2018 and July 5, 2018. The Dzire sedan is the most affected with 713 units while 566 Swift hatchbacks are found to have probable defects in the ACU. The recalling campaign is underway right from today and the affected owners will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki’s authorised dealerships.
The replacement, if necessary, and inspection can be scheduled with the Arena network and as like any other recalling procedure it is free of cost to the owners. Customers can also enter their chassis number on the official website and see whether their vehicle is subjected to the campaign.
The 17-digit alpha-numeric chassis number can be noted from the vehicle’s documents or found embossed on the vehicle ID plate. In December 2017, 21,494 units of the latest generation Dzire was recalled due to faulty rear-wheel hub within seven months of its market entry.
A service campaign heralded in May 2018 saw 52,686 units of Baleno and new Swift produced between December 1, 2017 and March 16, 2018 were called back to replace faulty brake vacuum hose.
In recent years, recalls have become common among manufacturers in domestic as well as international scenes, as the technological advancements have resulted in less run time for product development and any gremlins will be easily detected. Companies are working in full swing to reduce waiting period and in a demanding volume market like India, the recalls are only evident.