Maruti recalls 3,796 units of Ciaz to replace clutch part

It will inspect the suspected fault and replace the relevant part of clutch operation system

New Delhi: Country's largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki India has recalled 3,796 units of its recently launched mid-sized sedan Ciaz, manufactured till November 7, to replace a faulty part of clutch operation system. "Maruti Suzuki India Ltd will proactively undertake a service campaign to inspect a suspected fault and replace the relevant part of clutch operation system of a batch of 3,796 Ciaz (manual transmission) cars," Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

The cars are among those manufactured till November 7, 2014, it added. The company said it has decided to undertake a service campaign for these cars in the interest of customers and dealers have started to communicate with owners of the impacted vehicles. "The inspection and replacement will be done free of cost to the customer," it added. MSI had launched Ciaz with an introductory price starting at Rs 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) last month.

The petrol variants of the sedan are priced between Rs 6.99 lakh and Rs 9.34 lakh while the diesel variants are priced between Rs 8.04 lakh and Rs 9.8 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom Delhi). Earlier this year in April, MSI had recalled 1,03,311 units of its popular models -- Ertiga, Swift and Dzire - manufactured between November 12, 2013 and February 4, 2014 to replace faulty fuel filler neck.

In September, the company had recalled 69,555 units of Dzire, Swift and Ritz models manufactured between March 2010 and August 2013 to repair wiring harness fitment. Ever since auto industry body SIAM started voluntary vehicle recalls for safety related issues in India in July 2012, over seven lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers including Ford, Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda, General Motors and Nissan.

( Source : PTI )
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