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Maruti likely to recall 100,000 Dzire cars

April 08, 2014 16:21 IST

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The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is likely to recall about 100,000 units of its compact sedan Dzire to replace a faulty fuel tank part.

While the company officials declined to comment, neither confirming nor denying the development, industry sources said the firm has already initiated replacement of the faulty fuel neck filler, which is connected to the fuel tank, in unsold units at dealerships.

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Image: Maruti Dzire 'Opula'.
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The replacement of the faulty part in unsold inventories of dealers will not per se amount to recall but it could not be ascertained in which year those cars were manufactured.

An industry source said around 100,000 units of Dzire could be affected by the faulty part.

The company sold 1,97,685 units of Dzire in 2013-14 fiscal.

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In the month of March, the company sold 17,237 units of the car in the domestic market.

When contacted for comments, a Maruti Suzuki India spokesperson said: "No comments."

In the past Maruti Suzuki India LTd had proactively informed its customers about recalling cars.

When contacted, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers officials said they have not been intimated in this regard by the company so far.

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Image: Interior of Maruti Dzire.
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Priced between Rs 485,000-732,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), the Swift Dzire is the second-largest selling car in the country.

Last year, MSIL had recalled 1,492 units of Ertiga, Swift, Dzire and A-Star models produced in October 2013 to rectify a possible problem with steering column.

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.

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Image: The Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire back side logo.
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Automobile companies have been pro-active in recalling vehicles in case of safety issues since industry body SIAM initiated a voluntary recall policy in 2012.

General Motor India had also recalled 114,000 units of its multi-purpose vehicle Chevrolet Tavera last year, manufactured between 2005 and 2013, to address emissions and specification issues.

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Image: Maruti Suzuki Dzire.
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