Maruti Suzuki creates website to check if your Swift, Ertiga or Dzire is recalled
Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest car manufacturer who rules the A and B segment of the auto industry, has come forward and posted their biggest recall yet. A total of 1,03,311 cars are recalled comprising of 47,237 units of Swift hatchback, 42,481 units of DZire compact sedan, and 13,593 units of Ertiga MUV. The recall is due to a defective fuel filler neck that causes leakage when fuel tank is filled to capacity.
This is by far one of the largest recalls in Indian market, beating Maruti Suzuki’s previous biggest record of recalling around one lakh A-Star hatchbacks in February 2010 to replace a faulty fuel pump part.
The said vehicles manufactured between 12th November 2013 and 4th February 2014 have faulty fuel filler necks that causes fuel smell and leakage in extreme cases. This occurs only if fuel is filled up to fuel cap, beyond auto cut-off level. Maruti has assured that this defect does not extend to said vehicles manufactured beyond the mention span, and also other models are safe.
Maruti Suzuki is currently building up stock of replacement component at its dealer service centres and has instructed the dealers to invite affected customers for a free replacement. Further, customers can go to Maruti Suzuki’s website and check if their car is among the affected by entering their chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number) or by simply calling up their vendor with an inquiry.