Maruti Suzuki recall
Maruti Suzuki Dzire (Blue), Swift (red)

Maruti Suzuki India has announced a voluntary recall for the new Swift and new Dzire models to inspect for a possible fault in the airbag controller unit. India's largest carmaker has recalled 1,279 vehicles (566 new Swift and 713 new Dzire) manufactured between May 7, 2018 and July 7, 2018 in this campaign.

Maruti Suzuki claims the company will contact owners of the vehicles included in this recall, starting from Wednesday (July 25). The inspection and replacement of the faulty part will be carried out at Maruti Suzuki authorised workshops for free of cost.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Maruti Suzuki DzireFacebook/ Maruti Suzuki Dzire

The new Swift and new Dzire customers can also check whether their car is recalled by visiting the company website and fill in the chassis number (For new Swift - MBH and for new Dzire – MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number). The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also in the vehicle invoice/registration documents. Owners may also contact the nearest Maruti Suzuki dealer workshop to ascertain if their vehicle is recalled.

Maruti Suzuki launched the third generation of the Swift hatchback at the Auto Expo 2018 in February with much fanfare. Priced at Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 7.29 lakh for petrol variants and Rs 5.99 lakh to Rs 8.29 lakh for diesel variants, new Swift has become runaway success by clocking one lakh units within 145 days of launch.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift
2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift on display at Auto Expo 2018IBT Media/ Ken Sunny

Maruti Suzuki launched the new avatar of the Dzire compact sedan in May 2017. The new version of this best-selling sedan India came with a comprehensive rework on design.

Apart from being more stylish, the new Dzire is wider by 40mm. The makers have enhanced the shoulder room in front by 20mm and at the rear by 30mm. It also gets additional boot space of 62-litres and extra legroom of 55mm.

Both new Swift and Dzire are based on the Heartect platform. The hatchback and compact sedan siblings also share engines and transmissions.