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Maruti Suzuki likely to recall one lakh Dzires

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 9:40am IST | Agency: dna

Maruti Suzuki, the biggest car manufacturer, is likely to recall around 1 lakh units of its compact sedan – Dzire for issues related to faulty fuel tank part.

According to the dealers, the company has so far not indicated anything to them.

"We have not got any directive from the company. The company is directly contacting the customers for getting the issues resolved," said a Mumbai-based dealer.

According to industry sources, the company had initiated the process of identifying the customers almost a month back, who purchased a specific batch of vehicles having a fault with a fuel tank part.

The company spokesperson declined to provide any comments on the issue.

Priced between Rs 4.85 lakh and Rs 7.32 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Swift Dzire is the second-largest selling car in the country.

The company sold 197,685 units of Dzire in 2013-14 fiscal. In March, the company sold 17,237 units of the car in the domestic market.

Last year, the company 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 by the company was in February 2010 when it called back about one lakh units of its flagship export model A-Star to replace a faulty fuel pump part.

Automobile companies have been proactive in recalling vehicles in case of safety issues since industry body Society of Automobile Manufacturers initiated a voluntary recall policy in 2012.

General Motor India had also recalled 1.14 lakh units of its multi-purpose vehicle Chevrolet Tavera last year, manufactured between 2005 and 2013, to address emissions and specification issues.

—(With PTI inputs)

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