Maruti to offer free replacement for faulty brake vacuum hose in 52,686 models of Swift & Baleno

Last Updated: Tue, May 08, 2018 17:36 hrs
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New Delhi: Users of Maruti Suzuki Baleno or Swift models have been informed of a free servicing that looks at replacing a faulty brake vacuum hose by MSIL.

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), the manufacturers of the popular Alto, WagonR, and Swift models has informed that the check-up will be done for cars manufactured between 1 December 2017 and 16 March 2018, according to communication available on its website.

India's largest selling car brand will be servicing a total of 44,982 units of the new Swift, launched in February this year, and 7,704 units of Baleno under the service campaign. Although the servicing is free, officials from MSIL said that this was not a recall per se, since the issue did not relate to safety.

"Service campaigns are undertaken globally by automobile companies to rectify faults that may potentially cause inconvenience to customers. The inspection and replacement will be done free of cost for the customer."

A Brake vacuum hose is a rubber pipe that creates and releases vacuum while applying brake but it has no impact on braking and braking distance.

According to the SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile manufacturers) has a voluntary recall policy that ensures that manufacturers voluntarily rectify the problem free of cost to the customer, in the event a manufacturing defect that compromises safety of vehicles is found.

Dealers will contact owners of the affected vehicles from May 14, 2018 onwards.

Meanwhile, customers can check if their car is among those affected by the recall by entering the chassis number (MBH followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number) on Maruti's website.

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