Suzuki recalls over 1 lakh Swift globally, India-made Swift Cars remain unaffected

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Maruti Suzuki India reported that the operations of the company are not affected by the global recall of over one lakh Swift cars by its parent company Suzuki. The cars called back include those produced between September, 2010 and April, 2012.

May 8, 2012: India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki made an announcement on Monday saying that its operations are not affected by the global recall of over one lakh compact Swift cars by the parent company Suzuki.

“The Swift cars made and sold in India by Maruti Suzuki are not impacted by this recall,” said a spokesperson of Maruti Suzuki India (MSI). According to the sources, the Suzuki Motor Corp (SMC) recalled about 1,09,000 compact Swift cars globally to fix the defect that may lead to leakage of petrol. The half of the recalls will be taking place in Japan, according to sources.

Suzuki is calling back cars that are produced between September, 2010 and April, 2012. As per the reports, the SMC spokesperson said that out of the total recalls, around 55,146 Swift cars were sold in domestic market (Japanese market) and 53,801 cars were exported to different nations like Mexico, European nations and Australia.

According to Suzuki, the cars are called back due to an inadequate connection on the rubber fuel filler hose that may result into leakage of petrol. The company reportedly said that four cases of petrol leakage have been reported in Japan, but these leakages didn’t lead to any accidents. However, “There have been no reports of such defects abroad,” said the spokesperson of Suzuki. Produced at seven manufacturing plants around the world, the previous Swift was sold in more than 100 countries.

The new Swift was launched by Suzuki in India and global markets last year. The new version of the Swift car in India by Maruti Suzuki India was introduced at a competitive price ranging between Rs. 4.22 lakh and Rs. 6.38 lakh in a highly competitive compact car segment. Maruti Suzuki and its suppliers invested more than Rs. 550 crore on the new Swift based on all-new platform. The premium compact car Swift has been a successful vehicle in its class since its launch in 2005 in India.

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