Maruti Suzuki has recalled a total of 1279 units of new generation Swift and Dzire models in the country. The manufacturer had to recall the vehicles over a fault in the airbag controller unit. 566 Swift and 713 Dzire models that were manufactured between May 7 and July 5, 2018 has been recalled as a part of the exercise. The manufacturer will start the campaign from July 25, 2018 with owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers for inspection and replacement of the component, free of cost.
However, this is the second recall campaign for the new Swift this year since its launch at the Auto Expo in February this year. Back in May, 2018, the automaker announced a recall for 52,686 units of the new Swift and Baleno hatchbacks over a possible defect with the brake vacuum hose.
Also, the customers can log on to Maruti Suzuki's website and fill out their chassis number to ascertain if their vehicle affected one and is part of the recall. The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also in the vehicle invoice as well as on registration documents. Customers can also connect with their respective Maruti Suzuki dealer to verify if their vehicle is part of the recall over the issue.
According to a statement released by Maruti Suzuki, "Recall campaigns are undertaken globally to rectify faults that may be potential safety defects. Starting July 25, 2018, owners of the vehicles included in this recall campaign will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers for inspection and replacement of the faulty part free of cost."
All the automobile manufacturers in India follow a voluntary recall policy adopted by industry body SIAM in July 2012, under which if a company is of the opinion that there is a manufacturing defect that compromises the safety of vehicles, it will voluntarily rectify the problem free of cost to the customers.
This year has been one of the best for Maruti Suzuki with recently achieving the milestone of manufacturing 20 million vehicles in India after Japan. It took 34 years and 5 months to the automaker since the production in the country commenced in December 1983 in the country, while it took 45 years and 9 months to reach the milestone in the home country Japan for Maruti Suzuki. The newly launched Swift was the 20 millionth vehicle manufactured by the automaker in the country. The manufacturer sold more than one lakh units of the newly launched Swift in the country and crossed the milestone of selling more than 3 lakh units of Vitara Breeza.
Apart from registering a growth of 44 per cent in sales in June 2018 by selling a total of 1,34,036 units in June compared to 93,057 vehicles sold in June 2017. Maruti Suzuki has announced the launch of updated Ciaz in the Indian market next month and is also emphasizing on electric models alongside the conventional fuel powered cars across the world.
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