The Japanese auto giant, Suzuki Motor Corp has recalled around 109,000 units of the highly acclaimed Suzuki Swift hatchback for the detection of a possible petrol leak. According to a spokesperson of the company, Swift hatchbacks running in Japan would contribute to the half of this number. The global recall will impact the models that have been released between September 2010 and April 2012. This also comes as good news for the Indian owners of this much-favored hatchback as it has been confirmed by a spokesperson of Maruti Suzuki India that this global recall will not reflect on the Indian version of Swift compact car. The Spokesperson of Suzuki Motor Corp also revealed that 55,146 units from the total figure of recall belong to the domestic market of Japan. The rest 53,801 units being recalled are the ones sold in Australia, Mexico and European nations.
Reportedly, SMC stated that the possible petrol leakage can occur because of an inadequate connection on the rubber fuel filler hose. It has also been reported that around four such cases have happened in Japan and fortunately no accidents followed. The spokesperson of SMC also said that reports of such defects occurring abroad have also surfaced. Last year, Suzuki rolled out a new version of Swift hatchback globally; in India the new version of this premium compact hatchback is priced very competitively between Rs. 4.22 lakh and Rs. 6.38 lakh. The new version of Maruti Swift hatchback is built on a brand-new platform and the company along with the suppliers has spent more than Rs. 550 crore on the new version. The original Swift compact hatchback has been traversing Indian roads since 2005.