It seems like the country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited cannot stop recalling vehicles. Just a week ago the company recalled 17,362 of its vehicles including Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, Baleno, and the flagship mid-size SUV the Grand Vitara. The company in its regulatory filing revealed that the recall is being undertaken to inspect and replace Airbag Controller. And a just week after this recall Maruti Suzuki has once again announced another recall. This time around the recall has been made for 11,177 units of the Grand Vitara.
The Indo-Japanese automaker has recalled these vehicles to address a possible defect in rear seat belt mounting brackets. The company stated that although it would be a rare case, in the long run, the seatbelt brackets may loosen and impair the seatbelt’s functionality.
The company in its new regulatory filing stated, “The Company has announced to recall 11,177 Grand Vitara vehicles manufactured between 8th August, 2022 and 15th November, 2022,” The company further added, “It is suspected that there is a possible defect in rear seat belt mounting brackets (“Parts”), which in a rare case, may loosen in the long run and impact its functionality. Vehicle owners will be receiving communication from Maruti Suzuki authorized dealer workshops for inspection and replacement of the affected parts, free of cost,”
A week prior to this recall the company also filed a regulatory filing announcing the previously mentioned recall. Last week MSIL stated, “The Company has announced to recall a total of 17,362 vehicles manufactured between 8 December 2022 and 12 January, 2023. The affected models are Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco,Brezza, Baleno and Grand Vitara,” Furthermore, “The recall is being undertaken to inspect and replace Airbag Controller (“affected part”), free of cost, if required in these vehicles. It is suspected that there is a possible defect in affected part, which in rare case might result in non-deployment of the airbags and seat belt pretensioners, in the event of a vehicle crash,”
Following the previous the recall from Maruti Suzuki the company’s long-term strategic partner Toyota Kirloskar Motor also announced that it will be recalling 1,390 units of its premium hatchback Glanza and the mid-size SUV Urban Cruiser HyRyder. The automaker announced that it will be recalling the vehicles manufactured between December 8, 2022, and January 12, 2023. The reason for Toyota’s recall was also the same as Maruti Suzuki.
Other Maruti Suzuki India Limited news includes the introduction of the black variant of the company’s Arena line of vehicles. With the exception of the base Alto 800, all Maruti Suzuki Arena vehicles now come in a black colour. Customers who wish to have a black colour for the Alto K10, S-Presso, and WagonR will have to choose for the Xtra Edition pack, which will be an optional extra package. Numerous exterior changes are included in the Black Edition vehicles. It has several upgrades, such as a new spoiler, skid plates, moulding that looks different, a steering cover, an interior styling kit, mats, door visors, and other things. Depending on the model that is being selected the accessories may vary.