Maruti Suzuki India, the largest car manufacturer and seller in India, has recalled two of its best-selling models, the all-new Swift and the Dzire, in the Indian market. The manufacturer has recalled 1,279 vehicles manufactured between 7th May 2018 and 5th July in India.
The voluntary recall will address the possible fault in the Airbag Controller Unit (ACU). Maruti says that 566 new Swift and 713 all-new Dzires have been affected by the possible fault. The service campaign will get the dealerships to inspect the affected vehicles and replace the faulty part if required. The replacement process is free of cost. The owners with the affected vehicles will be contacted by their respective dealerships.
Customers of the all-new Swift and the all-new Dzire can also go the official Maruti Suzuki India Ltd website and fill in their chassis number to find out if their vehicles have been affected by the recall. For the new Swift, the chassis number will start from MBH while the all-new Dzire carries chassis number marked with MA3 followed by a 14-digit alpha-numeric number. The chassis number of the vehicle is embossed on the vehicle ID plate or in the vehicle invoice and registration papers.
Both the all-new vehicles are best-selling products. In the month of June, the company sold as many as 24,465 units of the Dzire and 18,171 units of the Swift. The Swift and the Dzire get standard safety features like ABS+EBD and dual front airbags starting from the base variants.
The all-new lightweight HEARTECT platform forms the base of both these vehicles and they share the engines too. The petrol variants of the vehicles are powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine that produces a maximum of 82 Bhp and 113 Nm. The diesel variants are powered by the 1.3-litre engine that produces a maximum of 74 Bhp and 190 Nm. AMT automatic transmission is available with both the engine options.
Voluntary recall is very common in international markets and are done to rectify any manufacturing fault in the vehicle. It is done to ensure that all the equipment work in an optimal way.