The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday said it will recall 1,492 units of Ertiga, Swift, Dzire and A-Star models produced in October this year to rectify a possible problem with steering column.
The company said it will inspect the steering column for 1,492 vehicles - Ertiga: 306 units, Swift: 592 units, Dzire: 581 units and A-Star: 13 units manufactured between October 19, 2013 and 26th October 2013.
“If the steering column is found defective, the company will replace the steering column free of cost,” MSI said in a statement.
The new steering column has been despatched to dealer workshops.
This exercise is limited to vehicles within the above specified range and does not pertain to any other vehicle of the company or any of its exports, MSI added.
Maruti Suzuki dealers will contact owners of all vehicles in the above range, it said.
The last big recall made by the company was in February 2010 when it recalled about one lakh units of its flagship export model ‘A-Star’ to replace a faulty fuel pump part.
Additionally, the company has also urged owners of Ertiga, Swift, Dzire and A-star models purchased after October 19, 2013 to check on the company website if their car is part of the recall. This can be done by following the link on the home page, and entering the chassis number (MA3 followed by 14-digit, alpha-numeric number) in the field provided. The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also in the vehicle invoice and registration documents. Owners can also contact a Maruti Suzuki workshop to ascertain if their vehicle is eligible for recall.