Maruti to Recall 13,157 diesel cars

India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India will recall 13,157 diesel variants of sedan Swift Dzire , Swift hatchback and small car Ritz , manufactured between November 13 and December 4, to replace a faulty engine part.

The diesel Swift, Dzire and Ritz forms the chunk of sales in the respective segments. All the 3 cars having 2-4 months waiting period. The company will replace connecting rod bolt free of cost that causes abnormal noise in the engine.

This is Maruti’s third major recall in the past one year. Its A-Star model had a problem in the fuel tank forcing the company to carry out necessary rectifications in 100,000 units across domestic and overseas markets in February 2010. In July 2010, the company had recalled 6,000 units of its largest selling Alto hatchback, produced in April 2010, to fix an ignition aproblem.

However, the company said that the rise in technical problems is not connected to the increase in production.