India's Maruti Suzuki to recall Wagon R cars over fuel hose defects

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-23 18:08:20|Editor: Yamei
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MUMBAI, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- India's largest passenger vehicle manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India Ltd will recall its Wagon R car (1 liter) manufactured between Nov. 15, 2018 and Aug. 12, 2019 for a possible issue of fuel hose fouling with metal clamp, the company said on Friday.

The recall is proactive and voluntary and are undertaken globally to rectify faults that may be potential safety defects, said the car maker, which is the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese parent Suzuki.

The company will inspect 40,618 vehicles of Wagon R starting from Saturday and replace faulty parts, free of cost, Maruti Suzuki said in a statement.

Customers can also visit the company website and fill in the chassis number to check if their vehicle needs any check, the statement said.

In 2018, the car maker recalled 566 units of Swift and 713 units of new Dzire in July for inspection fearing possible fault in the Airbag Controller Unit while in May last year it recalled 52,686 units of Swift and Baleno models for a possible fault in the brake vacuum hose.