The country’s biggest automaker Maruti Suzuki has issued a recall for 21,494 units of the new Dzire sub-4 metre sedan. There is no news however if the company had asked the owners of the cars not to drive them, as a safety measure.
Currently one of the fastest selling cars in the country, the third generation Dzire was launched only a few months ago. The affected models are ones manufactured between 23 February and 10 July this year and customers can identify if they own a faulty car by entering the 14 digit VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) with the digits MA3 preceding that in Maruti’s official website.
Maruti says customers have been identified and officials have been calling out to them right from 3 October. The company officials have asked owners of the car to get their vehicle inspected and the problem, if found, rectified free of cost at Maruti dealerships.
The effects of a faulty wheel hub going wrong can range from mild accidents to heavy crashes based on the speed at which the vehicle travels while the faulty part let go. This is a voluntary recall from the automaker and there have been no reports of crashes occuring because of the issue.
We at Automotive Script do know that at present the country does not have a law stating mandatory recalls for such issues. It is the manufacturer who takes this up voluntarily in order to keep their ethics intact.