New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki India on Wednesday said it has decided to recall more than 13 thousand units of its three diesel-driven models of Dzire, Swift and Ritz due to fault in a part of ‘connecting rod bolt’.

The rod bolt is usually attached below the engine and any problem in the bolt can result in the  car break down.

After receiving complaints from the customers, the company, on investigation found that there has been a faulty auto part. 

The Swift Dzire, Swift and Ritz are among Maruti's best-selling cars. The customers have to wait for weeks to buy these models.

A senior official of the company said, “In 13,517 units of the three models, the autopart was found to be faulty and the customers have been informed about it. If the connecting rod bolt is found defective, the company will replace the component free of cost."

The rod bolt has been manufactured by a different company, said he.

This part was used in models of Dzire, Swift and Ritz with engines manufactured between November 13 and December 4, 2010.

JPN/Bureau