Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country’s largest-selling car manufacturer, has today announced a voluntarily recall of 1.0-litre Maruti Wagon R produced between 15 November 2018 to 15 October 2019 and 1.2-litre petrol Maruti Baleno produced between 8 January 2019 to 4 November 2019. As a part of this proactive recall, the company will check as many as 134,885 units of the aforementioned models.
Basically, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd will check 56,663 units of the WagonR and 78,222 units of the Baleno that were made during the above period. These vehicles will be inspected for potential issues with the fuel pump. In case the part is found to be faulty in any of the inspected cars, it will be replaced totally free of cost. Maruti WagonR and Baleno have been two of the largest selling small cars from Maruti Suzuki and have sold in great numbers in the last few years.
The owners of the vehicles that are covered under the latest recalled will be contacted by authorized dealerships of Maruti Suzuki in the coming days. Moreover, all the customers of Maruti Suzuki who suspect their WagonR or Baleno to be suffering from faulty fuel pump can visit the ‘Imp Customer Info’ section on the official websites of the two vehicles- www.marutisuzuki.com (for WagonR) and www.nexaexperience.com (for Baleno).
On opening these websites, they need to fill in their vehicles chassis number (MA3 or MBH, followed by 14 digits alpha-numeric number) to check if their vehicle is covered under the recall and needs to be checked. If so, the owners will have to follow the instructions provided by the website. It should be noted here that the chassis number of the vehicle is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also mentioned in the vehicle invoice and registration documents.
It also needs to be mentioned here that this is not the first time that Maruti Suzuki has recalled a batch of vehicles to inspect a potentially faulty part. In fact, such recalls are not out of place and are commonly launched by almost every car manufacturer across the world. Recently, Honda initiated a major recall drive, wherein it checked the Takata airbags of many models for a potential fault. We totally understand that every carmaker should make sure that its car is totally fine but we also understand that some issues might creep in when it comes to mass production and involvement of several OEMs. Hence, we are happy to see Maruti Suzuki recalling a batch of vehicles to inspect a potentially faulty part and replace it free of cost.