The countrys largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Thursday said it will recall 1,492 units of Ertiga,Swift,Dzire and A-Star models produced in October this year to rectify a possible problem with steering column.
The company said it will inspect the steering column for 1,492 vehicles Ertiga: 306 units,Swift: 592 units,Dzire: 581 units and A-Star: 13 units manufactured between October 19,2013 and 26th October 2013.
If the steering column is found defective,the company will replace the steering column free of cost, MSI said in a statement.
The new steering column has been despatched to dealer workshops. This exercise is limited to vehicles within the above specified range and does not pertain to any other vehicle of the company or any of its exports,MSI added.
Maruti dealers will contact owners,it said. The last big recall made by the company was in February 2010 when it recalled about one lakh units of its flagship export model A-Star to replace a faulty fuel pump part.
Automobile firms have been pro-active in recalling vehicles in case of safety issues since industry body SIAM initiated a voluntary recall policy in last July.