Recall of cars is nothing new in the automobile industry. Even luxury car manufacturers have recalled their cars to ensure the safety of the passengers and to enhance the performance of the cars. Indo-Japanese car maker, Maruti Suzuki is starting a massive recall campaign that will include almost 182,000 vehicles that were manufactured in the past 3 years from May 2018 and October 2020.
The recall campaign is to correct the defects that may be a potential safety issue. The brand has announced the recall decision for all petrol cars of Maruti including the Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and XL6. Incidentally, Maruti Suzuki had refrained from selling diesel variants in the said period as the BS4 regulations made the exhaust norms tough and Maruti didn’t have a reliable diesel engine that was compliant to the standards.
Moreover the BS 4 standard itself was short-lived as India was already preparing to shift to the BS6 emission standards. This is a voluntary recall and it was not sparked by any controversies. The company will inspect and replace the motor generator unit for free and the owners of the car will receive the communication from the authorised workshops and dealers.
Any car owner who is doubtful can login to the website of the brand and find if the car could be under risk by entering the chassis number. Check the official website www.marutisuzuki.com or www.nexaexperience.com for more information. You can find the 14 digit alphanumeric chassis number from the official documents of the car. Alternatively, it can also be found from the vehicle itself. The chassis number will be embossed on the vehicle name plate.
Maruti Suzuki will start the replacement of the affected parts from the early November 2021. The automobile manufacturer has advised car owners not to drive the vehicles in the water logged and wet areas where there is a risk of direct contact of the engine with water.