To rectify a major safety issue, the country’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited has announced that it will be recalling 17,362 vehicles in the country. The company in a recent regulatory filing stated that seven of its models that were manufactured between 8 December 2022 and 12 January 2023 will be recalled. According to the brand, the models affected are Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, Baleno, and the flagship mid-size SUV the Grand Vitara.
Maruti Suzuki issued a statement stating, “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,”
The company further added, “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,”
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Customers of the suspected cars have been warned by the company, not to drive or use them until the affected part has been replaced, according to the company. Owners of impacted vehicles will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki-approved establishments for prompt attention.
In other Maruti Suzuki India Limited news, recently the company announced that its newest SUV launches are getting a ton of bookings. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director – of Sales and Marketing, MSIL recently revealed that the Fronx managed to reach this 1,500 bookings mark in just five days.
He continued by saying that the Jimny has already received more than 3,000 bookings and currently is at 5,000 confirmed reservations. When Srivastava was then asked when these new SUVs will go on sale, he remained silent. It is believed that the company is aiming to launch these new vehicles by the first quarter of FY24, however, these are just speculations.
Maruti Suzuki is no stranger to recalling vehicles; in fact, the company recalled 9,000 of its vehicles, including the recently released Grand Vitara, back in December of last year as well. This recall concerned a probable flaw in one of the child parts of the front seatbelts’ shoulder height adjustment system, which may lead to seatbelt disassembly. Maruti Suzuki issued a recall for a variety of vehicles, including the Grand Vitara, XL6, and Ertiga, with the goal of inspecting and replacing this component at no cost to the consumer.
Prior to this December recall, the automaker issued another recall affecting a total of 9,925 units of the WagonR, Celerio, and Ignis, three of its well-liked compact hatchbacks. To address a potential problem with the rear brake assembly pin, all three hatchbacks were recalled. Maruti Suzuki filed a regulatory filing for this recall for all these vehicles which were manufactured between August 31, 2022, to September 1, 2022.
Maruti Suzuki reported that there may be a flaw in the rear drum brake assembly of 9,925 units total of the WagonR, Celerio, and Ignis in its regulatory filing on BSE. The rear drum brakes’ brake assembly pin will be changed as part of this recall because, if it isn’t fixed, it might break or make an odd noise. Maruti Suzuki also mentioned that the performance of the brakes may suffer in the long term if the problem is not fixed.
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