Recalls. Well, nobody likes them, but thankfully the Indian automotive industry has proactively started giving due importance to the vehicles which have already been sold and are running on the roads…
Maruti Suzuki is back in the news regarding this as it is set to voluntarily recall 69,555 cars with diesel engines to inspect and check a wiring harness, also known as cable harness on Swift, Dzire and Ritz.
These wire harness are used to save space and safely include the plethora of wires present in an average modern day car. It is basically an assembly of wires which transmit signals or electrical power. The wires are bound together by straps, sleeves or an electrical tape.
This recall affects 55,938 units of the old Dzire, 12,486 units of the old Swift, and 1,131 units of the Ritz. These units have been sold in India and it doesn’t include any exports. The petrol counterparts of the same have no such problem.
The company will be contacting the owners of affected vehicles via their dealerships. The technicians at the dealership will check the wiring harness of the car and carry out the necessary repairs as per the requirement. This procedure will be carried out completely free of charge. This problem was found out during a routine internal check.
If your car was manufactured between 8th March 2010 and 11th August 2013, you can visit this official recall link to check whether it is affected under this recall. The customer will have to key in the chassis number of their car, which begins with either MA3 or MBH, followed by a 14 digit alpha-numeric key. This number can be found stamped on the vehicle ID plate and in the vehicle registration and invoice documents. One can even visit their nearest Maruti Suzuki dealership to check the same.