Maruti Suzuki recalls 77,380 Balenos, DZires: Five questions answered

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 27, 2016 16:31 IST
Maruti Suzuki will recall 75,419 Baleno cars to upgrade the airbag controller software. (HT file photo)

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, India’s leading carmaker, will recall 77,380 vehicles to upgrade the airbag controller software and replace a faulty fuel filter, the company said in a statement on Friday.

1) Does the recall affect you?

The company will recall 75,419 Baleno cars, including 17,231 units of exports, manufactured between August 3, 2015 and May 17, 2016 to upgrade the airbag controller software.

Of these, 15,995 Baleno diesel cars, manufactured between August 3, 2015 and March 22, 2016, will also be inspected for a faulty fuel filter, which will be replaced. Maruti will also recall 1,961 DZire diesel hatchback cars, with auto-gear shift (AGS) technology, to inspect and replace a faulty fuel filter, it said in the statement.

2) When will the dealers contact you?

Starting May 31, 2016, owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealerships.

3) Will you have to pay for the fix?

The software upgrade and the replacement of faulty fuel filter will be done free of cost, the company said. Last week, the company had announced a free service campaign for 20,427 units of its premium crossover model S-Cross for a possible replacement of a faulty brake part.

4) Is this the first time such a recall has been ordered?

Last year, the company had recalled Alto 800 and Alto K10 manufactured between December 8, 2014, and February 18, 2015, to rectify defective latches on right side doors.

Since July 2012, when the auto industry body SIAM introduced the Voluntary Code on Vehicle Recall in a move towards making cars safer in India, over 18 lakh vehicles have been recalled by various Indian automakers.

5) Where can you check if you car is being recalled?

To ascertain if their vehicle is covered, owners may check by entering your chassis number at for Baleno and at for DZire diesel (only AGS variant).

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