In what is being said as the biggest-ever auto recall issued for a single model in India, the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India will be recalling around 1.5 lakh units of the new Swift Dzire compact sedan.
The new Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire compact sedan was launched in February 2012. The sub 4-metre compact sedan is currently the second-largest selling car in the country.
The recall affected batch of vehicles have been manufactured in 2013 and 2014. The fuel neck filler of these vehicles has been found to be defective, and will be replaced free of cost. The supplier for the said component is JBM, in which Maruti itself has a 29.28% stake.
“Out of the 1.5 lakh units affected under the recall, some are still in the dealerships. The supplier has already been informed of the defect and has started making the replacement parts,” a source said.
In November last year, the company had recalled about 1,492 units of the Dzire, Swift, Ertiga and A-Star to rectify a possible problem with the steering column.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is available with the 1.2 liter K-series petrol motor which churns out 87 Bhp of max power and 114 Nm of peak torque. Also available on offer is the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel mill which produces 75 Bhp of max power and 190 Nm of peak torque. The petrol variants of the car is available with a 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic transmission options. The diesel is available only with a 5 speed manual gearbox.
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Source : FE