Maruti Suzuki recalls 1.80 lakh vehicles over a “possible defect”

Sugandh chetry
Sugandh chetry

Maruti Suzuki Limited on Friday came up to the media to undertake the recall of some of the petrol variants Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross, and XL6. All this is for inspecting the possible defect in 181,754 units of these models which were manufactured between 4th May 2018 to 27th October 2020 respectively.

This recall campaign was actually initiated globally, with the sole purpose of rectifying faults that may be a potential safety threat. The company in a regular filing said that “In the interest of customers, Maruti Suzuki has decided to voluntarily recall the affected vehicles for inspection/replacement of Motor Generator Unit, free of cost. Affected vehicle owners would be receiving a communication from Maruti Suzuki authorized workshops,”

Chassis number on the company’s website

In the interest of the customers, Maruti Suzuki has voluntarily recalled vehicles inspection or the replacement of the motors, generator unit, that too free of cost. So vehicles should definitely visit the ‘Imp Customer Info’ section on the Company websites (for Ertiga and Vitara Brezza), (for Ciaz, XL6, and S-Cross) just to fill in their vehicle’s chassis number (MA3, followed by 14 digits alpha-numeric number) and to see if their vehicles need any help. The affected parts will be a replacement and the procedure for that shall start from the first week of November 2021. The customers are urged by the company to avoid driving in waterlogged areas. And from the direct water spray on electrical/electronic parts in vehicles.

All the numbers engraved on the vehicles are the chassis number on the vehicle ID plate. It will also be mentioned in the vehicle’s invoice/registration documents. Carmaker experts the country’s largest output will plunge in September as the semiconductor shortage hits production.  Meanwhile, the auto major earlier mentioned that the production of its vehicles in September will plummet by 60 percent due to a click shortage. Maruti Suzuki which had earlier slashed production at its Gujarat unit said the production of semiconductors shortage will affect production in Gurugram and Manesar plants.

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The total production volumes across both Haryana and Gujarat could be around 40% of the normal output, the company said. All this shortage started only after the Covid 19 started again.

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  • The country’s largest car company Maruti Suzuki India sold a total of 1.30 lakhs vehicles last month. This is 4 percent more than in August last year. In August 2020, the company had sold 1.24 lakh vehicles.
  • In August last year, the company had exported 7920 units, which later increased to 20,619 units last month. That is, the company exported 12,699 units more.
  • However, the company had suffered a loss of 5.7 percent in domestic sales. The company’s domestic sales in August 2020 were  1.16lakhs units, which declined to 1.10lakh units last month.

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