Airbag snag: India’s Maruti Suzuki to recall 1,279 vehicles
India's leading car maker recalls Swift hatchbacks and Dzire sedans to carry out modifications
The country’s largest car maker has been hit by the second recall in only two months, this time due to faulty airbag controller units.
Maruti Suzuki, a subsidiary of Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corporation, will recall 566 Swift hatchbacks and 713 Dzire sedans. Vehicles affected were manufactured between May 7, 2018 and July 5, 2018. Maruti Suzuki dealers will contact owners to return vehicles for inspection and for the replacement of the faulty part free of charge, Moneycontrol.com reports.
In May, more than 52,000 Swift and Baleno hatchbacks were recalled by the company to inspect a possible brake vacuum hose fault. At the time the company did not term the exercise a recall, calling it “a service campaign to address a potential inconvenience to the customer,” the website added.
This is the second time that both Dzire and Swift models have been recalled since their launches in the first half of 2017.
During 2017-18 Maruti Suzuki sold more than 1.23 million passenger cars and secured a 57% market share, up from 52 per cent in the previous year, when it sold 1.09 million units.
It enjoys a huge lead over the the second-highest seller, Hyundai Motor India, which has a market share of around 20%. Hyundai sold more than 427,000 units in 2017-18, compared to 411,000 sales in 2016-17.