May 9: Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) is recalling over 50,000 vehicles to inspect and fix a possible issue with the brake vacuum hose. The vehicles that are being recalled include Swift and Baleno hatchbacks that were manufactured between December 1, 2017 and March 16, 2018.
Maruti will recall a total of 44,982 units of the new edition of Swift, while additional 7,704 units of Baleno will also be recalled to inspect the issue over brakes, making the total count equal 52,826 units. Maruti had only recently launched the new redesigned variant of its popular Swift hatchback. The company started selling the new variant in India during February this year.
A service campaign will be organized by Maruti to cover the recall procedure under which dealers will be contacting car owners to fix a date for carrying out the inspection. Owners can also head to the company site to check if their unit is among the ones being recalled by checking with the chassis number of the vehicle.
The braking issue is suspected to be caused by brake vacuum hose, a rubber pipe that creates and releases vacuum upon the application of brakes. Faulty parts will be replaced at no extra cost to the consumer. “Service campaigns are undertaken globally by automobile companies to rectify faults that may potentially cause inconvenience to customers. The inspection and replacement will be done free of cost for the customer,” read the statement from the company.
Maruti posted record numbers in April by registering an average daily sale of 5499 units. The increase in sales was also contributed by the popularity of the new Swift model among buyers.