Maruti Suzuki is again recalling 1,279 units of the new Swift and Dzire in India. This time the issue is to address a faulty airbag module. Out of the 1,279 cars, 566 units are of the new Swift whereas the rest are of the new Dzire. The cars were manufactured between May 7 – July 5, 2018. Maruti Suzuki dealers will start contacting customers of the affected vehicles starting today. The cars will be inspected and the airbag controller unit will be replaced free of cost.
Customers can check if their new Swift or Dzire is affected by this recall or not. They can login to Maruti’s website and check by inputting the VIN. The VIN or chassis number is located in the registration book. It can also be seen on the vehicle ID plate near the engine. Maruti Suzuki says that the chassis number will be – MBH for new Swift and for new Dzire – MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number. In addition to this, one can also contact their nearest Maruti Suzuki workshop too.
A few months ago, Maruti had recalled 54,000 units of the Baleno and Swift for possible issues with the brake vacuum hose. Maruti Suzuki claims that it has so far made more than 20 million vehicles since start in 1983. These vehicles are both sold locally as well as exported. Maruti right now has three manufacturing facilities in India. The company has also set up its own battery facility. In the future, we will see electric vehicles coming out from the Toyota-Suzuki coalition. Both the companies had inked this agreement earlier this year. The first car that will come out will be in 2019-20. It is likely that it will also be exported to other regions of the world. Suzuki looks at India as its global export hub and the electric vehicle will help fulfill this ambition.