Maruti Suzuki has just recalled over 60,000 units of the Ciaz C-Segment sedan, the Ertiga and XL6 MPVs for a possible mechanical defect in the MGU (Motor Generator Unit). The MGU is a mechanical part that forms a part of the Suzuki Hybrid Vehicle System (SHVS) mild hybrid unit. The recall covers only the petrol hybrid variants of the Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6, and diesel powered versions of the Ciaz and Ertiga (that also have mild hybrid powertrains) are unaffected.
Maruti Suzuki dealers across India will begin contacting the affected customers of the Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 starting today, asking them to bring their vehicles in for an inspection, after which the MGU could be replaced if required. 63,493 units of the Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 Petrol Mild Hybrid cars have been affected by this recall. The exercise will be carried out at no cost to the customer.
Here’s Maruti Suzuki’s official statement on the recall,
The company will inspect 63,493 vehicles of petrol SHVS of Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 for a possible issue with the Motor Generator Unit (MGU). Starting 6 December 2019 owners of the suspected vehicles under this recall campaign will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers for inspection and replacement of the faulty part. In the interest of its customers, the company has decided to proactively recall the vehicles for inspection and those found ok will be released immediately.