The new Dzire unveiled at the launch in New Delhi. (Photographer: Rajinder Kumar/Bloomberg)

Maruti To Recall 1,279 Units Of New Swift, Dzire For Possible Fault In Airbag Controllers

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. today said that it is recalling 1,279 units of new Swift and Dzire models to inspect for a possible fault in the airbag controller units.

Maruti Suzuki said in a statement that it will proactively and voluntarily undertake a recall for 566 Swift vehicles and 713 Dzire cars, manufactured between May 7 and July 5.

“Recall campaigns are undertaken globally to rectify faults that may be potential safety defects. Starting July 25, 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,” the company added.

In May this year, Maruti Suzuki had asked customers of 52,686 new Swift and Baleno models to undertake a service campaign to inspect for a possible fault in the brake vacuum hose. The company, however, said the exercise did not amount to a recall as the issue did not relate to safety.

Automobile manufacturers in India follow a voluntary recall policy adopted by industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers in July 2012, under which if a company is of the opinion that there is a manufacturing defect that compromises safety of vehicles, it will voluntarily rectify the problem free of cost to the customer.

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