Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), country’s largest car maker, is recalling 1,81,754 units of petrol trims of various models, including Ciaz, Vitara Brezza and XL6, to replace faulty motor generator unit. This is the company’s largest vehicle recall till date.
The company has announced to proactively undertake a recall of some petrol variants of Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and XL6, Maruti Suzuki India said in a regulatory filing. This is to inspect for a possible defect in 1,81,754 units of these models manufactured between May 4, 2018 and October 27, 2020.
Recall campaigns are undertaken globally to rectify faults that may be potential safety defects, MSI noted. “In the interest of customers, Maruti Suzuki has decided to voluntarily recall affected vehicles for inspection/replacement of Motor Generator Unit, free of cost,” the company added.
Affected vehicle owners will be receiving a communication from the company’s authorised workshops. The replacement of the affected part shall start from the first week of November 2021. Till then, the company has advised customers to avoid driving in waterlogged areas and direct water spray on electrical/electronic parts in vehicle. MSI’s previous biggest recall covered 1,34,885 units of WagonR and Baleno models last year.