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Maruti recalls 52,686 units of Swift, Baleno

New Delhi :Country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) will undertake a ‘service campaign’ for new Swift and Baleno models to inspect a possible fault in the brake vacuum hose.

The company said on Tuesday 52,686 customers of new Swift and Baleno models, whose vehicles were manufactured between December 1, 2017 and March 16, 2018, will be asked to come in for the service campaign.

Starting May 14, owners of the vehicles included in this service campaign will be contacted by dealers for inspection and replacement of the faulty part. The inspection and replacement will be done free of cost.

A total of 44,982 units of new Swift, which was launched in February this year, and 7,704 units of Baleno will be covered under the service campaign.

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.

Service campaigns are undertaken globally by automobile companies to rectify faults that may potentially cause inconvenience to customers.

Both the models are built on the same platform and share a common architecture. The Delhi-based company has not termed the exercise as a recall but ‘a service campaign to address a potential inconvenience to the customer’.

When contacted, a company official said the exercise did not amount to a recall as the issue did not relate to safety.