Saturday, February 27, 2010

Suzuki recalls cars from Europe on complaint in fuel tank

BERLIN: Japanese auto maker Suzuki has recalled several thousand 'Concept A-Star' cars built by its Indian joint venture Maruti Suzuki and marketed Japanese version of Alto

Nissan Micra

Suzuki Swift hybrid

Jaguar XKR

in Europe as 'Suzuki Alto' models because of problems with the fuel tanks in some cars.

In Germany alone, 9,244 'Alto' cars have been recalled voluntarily by Suzuki for inspection after some irregularities were detected in the fuel tanks of some cars, a Suzuki International Europe spokesperson told.

It has been noticed that the fuel tanks in some cars could become less tight in the area of fuel pump after a certain period of driving. Therefore, the gaskets of the fuel pump will be examined at Suzuki's service stations and repaired or replaced if needed at the company's costs, he said.

Around 100,000 'Suzuki Alto' cars sold across Europe since December 2008 are reported to be affected by the recall.

Source : ET

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