Maruti Suzuki recalls 13,157 diesel Swift, Dzire and Ritz cars!


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Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced that it will replace the ‘Connecting Rod Bolt’ for 13,157 units of suspected diesel cars with engines manufactured between mid November 2010 and first week of December 2010.

The suspected cars include Swift Diesel, Dzire Diesel and Ritz Diesel vehicles. No other vehicles in the Maruti Suzuki range, including the recently launched SX4 Diesel sedan, are suspected for this. Vehicles exported by Maruti Suzuki are also not suspected.

The company is proactively checking these suspected cars and wherever required, replacing this part with a new part. A defect in the ‘Connecting Rod Bolt’ may cause abnormal noise in the engine of the suspected car. If the Bolt breaks, it could cause the engine to stall.

The replacement of the ‘Connecting Rod Bolt’ will be done on free of cost basis. Maruti Suzuki dealers will contact owners of the car covered under this replacement. The nationwide dealer service network has been updated about this part replacement. The new part has been despatched to the dealer workshops. This is to ensure smooth execution of the change activity and to avoid inconvenience to the customers.

Users of Maruti Suzuki diesel cars purchased after 14th November 2010, can check the website marutisuzuki.com to ascertain if their car is among the vehicles suspected for this replacement. Customer need to fill in the 17 digit alphanumeric VIN Number (starting with MA3F followed by 13 digits) of their car, on the computer screen. VIN Number is embossed on vehicle ID plate. Customers may also contact the nearest Maruti Suzuki dealer workshop to ascertain if their car is amongst the vehicles suspected for this replacement.

The customers can check if their vehicle is affected by entering the VIN no. on this page: Maruti Suzuki Vehc Check.

Source: Maruti Suzuki India.
 
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connecting rod bolt , how come so careless.

You need to remove the engine , open up head , block to get the connecting rod bolt and more important is refix !

No one would like to do them in his new car! sad thing for maruti owners
 
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I didnt think suzuki will do a irresponsible job to its customers.... Very sad for the poor owners.
FIAT to be blamed for this irresponsibility and not Suzuki.
BTW is this applicable only to Suzuki? Why not Fiat & TATA as they share the common mill?
 
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Cant blame suzuki to the whole .

they get each material supplied by different manufacturer.
Eg bolt and nuts may be from tvs.

May be particular batch of bolt and nut were defective , due to tvs negligence , or due to their supplier.
On the whole the customer is made the clown ,

Remember , for how many of them it may be first car ?
how many of them saved bits and pieces for new car , just to avoid frequent break down.

Removing the oil sump alone will not help. the block need to opened up !


If the customer has mechanical background , he is sure gonna cry.

This is not like faulty wiring replace , switch replace , petrol filter replace as in honda and other manufacturer.
 
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@ ilango, Is it really necessary to openup the entire engine to replace the connecting rod bolts?
Cant they just remove the oil pan and replace the bolts one by one ? and then tightening the bolts in 2 stages with a torque wrench ? Honestly I have no idea about the access in this engine but I have done this kinda job in bigger engine ( generator engines ) when the connecting rod bolts run out of their time interval, it has worked well without any trouble.
More over Stripping the engine will cost heavly on maruthi , since they have to change all the comsumables say head gaskets , also its gonna take long time and effort for them to overhaul the engine. Finally, lets come to the part as ilango rightly said refixing is definately a issue with many major break downs will follow after refixing.
 
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More over Stripping the engine will cost heavly on maruthi , since they have to change all the comsumables say head gaskets , also its gonna take long time and effort for them to overhaul the engine.
I do not think it will affect Suzuki in any way. These guys sell 110,000 cars per month. So, changing even a complex part for only 15,000 cars will not be an issue at all. More over, this will add to already high maruti reputation. Recall has both +ve and -ve effect. Depends on the customer mindset right?

Finally, lets come to the part as ilango rightly said refixing is definately a issue with many major break downs will follow after refixing.
not getting you on this. what do you mean by mojor breakdowns after re-fixing?

Only doubt I had was, this engine would definitely lack the same compression as it used to have earlier when it came out as new.
 
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Engine will be 100% same performance as before , if set properly again , mostly it will be a easy job , no dirt is to be allowed . If done by a kid , there goes the national engine down the drain!
 

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Being a responsible auto-maker, at least this is a good thing that Maruti has realized the fault and willing to repair it free of cost. Better late than never, after all. Hope that the new cars of Maruti owners on our forum are safe from this recall.

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I do not think it will affect Suzuki in any way. These guys sell 110,000 cars per month. So, changing even a complex part for only 15,000 cars will not be an issue at all. More over, this will add to already high maruti reputation. Recall has both +ve and -ve effect. Depends on the customer mindset right?



not getting you on this. what do you mean by mojor breakdowns after re-fixing?

Only doubt I had was, this engine would definitely lack the same compression as it used to have earlier when it came out as new.
when the engine is assembled in factory it is assembled in a clean shop and in a very controlled environment, moreover the parts are new and never used. when the same engine is dismantled and assembled the parts this time is not new, i.e when dismantling itself it may some time suffer some damage, but these factors are negligible when compared to the fact that the MASS service personal are definately not as well trained as the people in the factory to assemble engines. The people in the factory do only this work and may not know about whats going on a different section, so their knowlegde and skill over assembling cannot be repeated by service techn. Again, every engine after assembling is tested in the factory and if it passes all the test then only they leave the assembly section for fixing in the car. This cannot be done here in MASS.
Theoritically, If the engine is assembled with a skilled personal in a right way it should be as good as a new engine and will not loose any compression.
 
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I do not think it will affect Suzuki in any way. These guys sell 110,000 cars per month. So, changing even a complex part for only 15,000 cars will not be an issue at all. More over, this will add to already high maruti reputation. Recall has both +ve and -ve effect. Depends on the customer mindset right?
If fixing the engine is that difficult and Maruti being so reliable then why don't they just replace the current engines with new ones ?
 
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just today spoke about this in our garage.

mech confirmed , only the sump is to be removed if the case is only with the connecting rod bolt.

Packing and sealing of sump must be done correctly and not a big issue.

so swift owners can be confident !

cheers!
 
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ilango[speed thirst];73495 said:
just today spoke about this in our garage.

mech confirmed , only the sump is to be removed if the case is only with the connecting rod bolt.

Packing and sealing of sump must be done correctly and not a big issue.

so swift owners can be confident !

cheers!
Finally a sweet news.
 
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ilango[speed thirst];73495 said:
just today spoke about this in our garage.

mech confirmed , only the sump is to be removed if the case is only with the connecting rod bolt.

Packing and sealing of sump must be done correctly and not a big issue.

so swift owners can be confident !

cheers!
[clap] Thats a rather simple job to do , but they still have to be careful with the bearings , which they will do.
 
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FIAT to be blamed for this irresponsibility and not Suzuki.
BTW is this applicable only to Suzuki? Why not Fiat & TATA as they share the common mill?

What has Fiat got to do with this? [confused]

Suzuki manufactures the engines under license from Fiat. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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