The Maruti Suzuki Swift has been one of India's best selling cars. It has been appreciated by owners for its sporty look, neat handling and good fuel economy. However, the new Maruti Suzuki Swift is not devoid of issues. Some owners have reported that the Swift's brakes do not work well particularly while driving at low speeds. Brake failure at whatever speed is not a welcome news.
Many Maruti Swift owners have noticed that the Swift's brakes do not function well while driving through slow moving traffic. They have said the brake pedal becomes hard to apply once it has been used a couple of times while driving at speeds under 10 kilometres. Such speeds might not be alarming or dangerous and yet brake failure at any speed cannot be welcome.
Some owners have raised this issue at online forums while some have gone to Maruti Suzuki's service stations to get the problem fixed. The Swift's brakes do not work mostly when it is being driven with a half clutch. This is usually done in slow moving traffic. Maruti Suzuki service centres have asked Swift owners not to drive with a half clutch and instead apply the clutch fully.
But this looks only as a stop gap arrangement and is not a permanent solution. Drivers usually tend to drive with a half clutch when in traffic and the Swift's brake problem will persist if Maruti Suzuki does not have a close look at it. Maruti Suzuki so far has not tried to address the Swift's brake issue and this is the most shocking news.
If the Maruti Suzuki Swift had similar brake problems in Europe or in America, the car would automatically be recalled. Unfortunates India does not have a solid recall policy and hence the Swift's recall does not appear to be even a distant possibility. Maruti Suzuki might take a serious look at the Swift's brakes if more customers report the same problem. Maruti Suzuki cannot risk any kind of serious damage to its best selling car and hence we expect the carmaker to look in to this issue as soon as possible.