Maruti Suzuki, the largest automaker in India, announced on Wednesday that it was recalling 17,362 units of its seven models, including the Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, Baleno, and Grand Vitara, to address a potential airbag controller fault. Between December 8, 2022, and January 12, 2023, the affected automobiles are going to be produced.
The affected models are the Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, Baleno, and Grand Vitara, the company stated in a statement. “The Company has announced to recall a total of 17,362 vehicles manufactured between 8 December 2022 and 12 January 2023.”
“The recall is being carried out to inspect and replace the Airbag Controller (the “affected part”) in these vehicles, free of charge, as necessary. The problematic item may have a flaw that could, in rare circumstances, prevent the airbags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying during a collision, according to the statement.
The business further noted that impacted vehicle owners would be contacted by Maruti Suzuki authorised workshops for quick attention and that, out of an abundance of caution, customers of the suspicious vehicles are urged not to drive or operate the vehicle until the problematic part is replaced.
Prior to this, Maruti Suzuki India said on Monday that it had increased pricing for all of its models of automobiles by roughly 1.1%.
Following a price increase in April 2022, the automaker is implementing a second increase during the current fiscal year.
The company had said in December of last year that it will increase the price of its vehicles to offset the effects of growing input costs and make plans to upgrade the model range in order to comply with tighter emission standards that will take effect in April 2023.
“The weighted average increase across all models is presently expected to be around 1.1%. Starting on January 16, 2023, this illustrative amount will be in force and was computed using Delhi model ex-showroom prices “In an administrative filing, Maruti Suzuki India stated.