Maruti recalls 1,279 units of Swift, Dzire for fault in airbag

New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Wednesday said it is recalling 1,279 units of new Swift and Dzire models to inspect for a possible fault in the airbag controller units.

MSI in a statement said it will proactively and voluntarily undertake a recall for 1,279 vehicles (566 new Swift and 713 new Dzire) manufactured between May 7 to July 5, 2018.

“Recall campaigns are undertaken globally to rectify faults that may be potential safety defects. Starting July 25, 2018, owners of the vehicles included in this recall campaign will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers for inspection and replacement of the faulty part free of cost,” the company added.

In May this year, MSI had asked customers of 52,686 new Swift and Baleno models to undertake a service campaign to inspect for a possible fault in brake vacuum hose. The company, however, said the exercise did not amount to a recall as the issue did not relate to safety.

Next goal is 3 million units by 2025: Maruti

Maruti Suzuki India is targeting annual production of 3 million units by 2025, and sees its cost coming down due to a new royalty formula signed with parent Suzuki Motor Corp, MSI Chairman R C Bhargava has said.

In a message to shareholders, he said in the company’s Annual Report for 2017-18 that the contract manufacturing arrangement with Suzuki Motors Gujarat is working very satisfactorily.

The first line at the Gujarat plant is in full production and the second one will be commissioned early in 2019, Bhargava said.