Maruti Suzuki has announced a recall for 1,03,311 units of its popular models –Swift, DZire and the Ertiga for faulty fuel caps. This makes one of the largest vehicle recalls in the Indian automotive market ever.
The Gurgaon-based manufacturer announced it will recall 47,237 units of the Swift hatchback, 42,481 units of the DZire compact sedan, and another 13,593 units of its multi-passenger vehicle Ertiga. The cars that have been manufactured between November 12, 2013 and February 4, 2014 will come under this recall exercise.
Due to the faulty fuel cap, there is a possibility of fuel smell and in an extreme case; it can lead to fuel leakage as well. The company admitted that there could be some fuel leakage if it is filled up to the cap, beyond the 'auto cut-off level'. The company has informed its dealers who would contact the respective owners of the affected cars and replace the fuel filler neck free of cost. The new fuel filler caps are being dispatched to the dealer workshops and the company has updated their official website to check which all cars have been affected.