In an official statement, Maruti Suzuki has said that it is recalling 13,157 Diesel engine cars over faulty connecting rods. The company said that it will inspect the ‘Connecting Rod Bolt’ for 13,157 units of Swift Dzire (4505 cars), Swift (6841 cars) and Ritz (1811 cars) diesel cars with engines manufactured between 13th November 2010 and 4th December 2010. If a fault is found with the con-rods of these cars, the company will replace the component free of cost.
Maruti Suzuki asserts that no other vehicles in the range or the vehicles exported by Maruti Suzuki are impacted. Maruti Suzuki dealers will contact owners of the cars for the inspection. The new part has apparently been dispatched in enough numbers at the dealerships to facilitate smooth and hassle free replacement of the part.
Users of Maruti Suzuki diesel cars purchased after 13th November 2010, can check the website https://www.marutisuzuki.com./maruti-vech-check.aspx to find out if their vehicle has also been affected. Customers will need to fill in the engine number (D13A followed by 7 digits) on the computer screen. Engine Number is embossed on vehicle ID plate and also on the vehicle registration documents.