Maruti Suzuki will proactively inspect and repair the wiring harness fitment of 55,938 units of Old Dzire, 12,486 units of Old Swift and 1,131 units of Ritz. The problem was noticed based on feedback monitoring and internal checks, an official statement said.
Maruti dealer workshops will inspect the wiring harness fitment condition and carry out the necessary repairs, free of cost. The company will contact owners of all the affected vehicles.
This follows another similar announcement in April this year, when Maruti undertook one of the largest recalls in the domestic market, over 1 lakh units of the new Dzire, Ertiga and Swift models to replace faulty fuel caps that could potentially spill fuel out and cause a hazardous situation.
Vehicle recalls in India's 25 lakh units passenger vehicle market have picked up pace since 2012 when industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers announced a voluntary recall code to be adopted by the industry. While recall announcements were previously shunned for a negative impact on the brand, the frequency and scale of vehicle recalls have since increased rapidly with at least ten such announcements been made by global automakers like Honda, Toyota, General Motors and Nissan in the past year. However, domestic carmakers like Mahindra and Tata Motors are yet to warm up to the concept.