150,000 units of the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, India’s best selling sedan, could be recalled soon. Reportedly, the recall has to do with a defective fuel neck filler, which will be replaced on 150,000 units of the Dzire. The recall is said to affect 2013 and 2014 models of the Dzire, indicating that the second generation, sub-4 meter version of the compact sedan has been affected by the faulty part. The vendor of this part, JBM in this case, is said to have informed Maruti Suzuki of the defect and the manufacture of the redesigned part is already under way.
The 150,000 car recall, if issued, will be the largest recall of a single car model in India. Last year and the one before that, Ford India recalled 1.66 lakh units of the Figo hatchback and the Fiesta sedan for multiple part replacements. Interestingly, the talk of the latest recall by Maruti Suzuki isn’t the first such measure in case of the Dzire. Late last year, the compact sedan was recalled to fix a potential steering column issue. While that recall covered a small number of Dzires, the latest recall seems to affect a year’s production of the car.
The Swift Dzire is India’s top selling sedan across categories and the car is based on the Swift hatchback platform. Measuring under 4 meters in length, the Dzire qualifies for a lower excise duty in India, allowing Maruti Suzuki to price the car competitively. The car is available with 1.2 liter K-Series petrol (87 Bhp-114 Nm) and a 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel (75 Bhp-190 Nm) engines. The petrol version of the car gets 5 speed manual and 4 speed automatic gearbox options while the diesel version makes do with a 5 speed manual gearbox.
Prices of the Dzire start at 4.85 lakh rupees for the petrol engined model and 5.79 lakh rupees for the diesel engined model.