100,000 Swift Dzire vehicles are likely to be recalled by India’s largest car
manufacturer Maruti Suzuki. A critical fuel tank component supplied by one of
its main component suppliers Jai Bharat Maruti (JBM) is suspected to be faulty. It
may be recalled that the JBM group controlled by the Arya family recently forayed
into the manufacture of buses.
there was no official confirmation from Maruti Suzuki, highly placed sources at
both the company as well as dealer outlets confirmed to Motown India that there
was an issue related to the fuel tank component and that JBM would bear the responsibility
of this flaw and replace the part. The Dzire cars that would likely be recalled
for the replacement of part would be those that were manufactured in the years 2013 and
India does not have a mandatory recall policy for vehicle manufacturers, OEMs
in India have been recalling vehicles on their own, either openly or sometimes
clandestinely too. In the past too Maruti Suzuki has recalled its models like
the Ertiga, Swift and the A-Star and even the erstshile Zen. In early 2010 the
company had recalled 100,000 A-Star models for a faulty fuel pump.
Swift Dzire is the highest selling compact sedan in the country. In 2014-14 the
company sold 197685 Dzire cars. In the last
few months, the company is getting increasing competition from the likes of
Honda Amaze and now the newly launched Hyundai Xcent. Any recall, takes away a
bit of shine from the product, though the company always claims that this act
is one of responsibility and hence needs to be respected and taken note of.
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