Maruti Suzuki in an official communication has confirmed that they are proactively and voluntarily recalling 75,419 units of their premium hatchback Baleno and 1,961 units of Dzire AMT. This move comes days after they organised a service campaign for 20,427 units of S-Cross to inspect a suspected fault resulting in seepage in brake calipers.
Balenos, both petrol and diesel, manufactured between August 3, 2015 and May 17, 2016 have been recalled to upgrade the airbag software controller. Of these, 15,995 diesel Balenos, manufactures between August 3, 2015 and March 22, 2016 will also be inspected and serviced for replacement for a faulty fuel filter.
Maruti has announced that they will be contacting customers whose cars are dated after May 31, 2016 directly. Owners of cars made before that can feed in their chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number) in the webpage which can be accessed by clicking this link. The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and can also be found in the invoice and registration documents.
The recall also involves 17,231 units of Baleno exported to Suzuki’s international markets. The 1,961 units of diesel Dzire AGS units will also be attended for inspection and replacement of faulty fuel filter.