Maruti Recalls Baleno and Swift DZire
News: Maruti Suzuki has issued a recall for two of its top selling cars – Baleno and Swift DZire over faulty airbag controller software and faulty fuel filters. Over 75,000 units of the Baleno and about 2,000 units of the DZire will be recalled.
Why do manufacturers recall cars? What does this recall mean to you?
A recall is issued when a manufacturer determines that a vehicle, or some its part(s) creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet certain minimum standard. The manufacturer will fix the problem by repairing or replacing the affected parts.
Usually, the defects occur due to an engineering error in a particular manufacturing plant at a certain time period and only units that were produced there at that time will be recalled. In Maruti’s case, the Baleno’s which have been recalled include both petrol and diesel variants that were manufactured between August 3, 2015 and May 17, 2016. For the Swift DZire, the recall is only for the recently launched diesel variant with Auto Gear Shift (AGS), which means customers with petrol and manual diesel variants will not be affected.
How do you find out if you car falls under the recall category? You could call your local Maruti dealer to get information on this or you could visit Maruti’s websites to find out this information using you car’s chassis number.
For the Baleno:http://www.nexaexperience.com/CustomerInfo.aspx
For the DZire: http://www.marutisuzuki.com/servicecampaign.aspx
Maruti will repair the defect free of cost whether your car has been purchased from a Maruti dealer or even as a used-car from an individual/dealer.