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.