Maruti announces recall of petrol variants of Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and XL6
As the auto industry continues to address difficulties on a daily basis to move at a similar pace, some aspects are becoming more difficult than others. MSIL has a lot on its plate. The auto maker continues to top the sales charts despite the prevailing circumstances. Wholesale sales declined in August 2021.
The company has also announced a reduction in production output throughout September 2021 due to a shortage of parts. And it is in the build up to the upcoming festive season in India, a time known for historic sales. Today Maruti Suzuki has announced the recall of 1,81,754 units. The affected vehicles include petrol variants of Ciaz, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and XL6.
Maruti Recall September 2021
This initiative addresses potential defects in cars manufactured between 4 May 2018 and 27 October 2020. The affected segments include MSIL’s mid-sized segment and a broadly defined utility vehicle segment. The Gypsy which is a part of this segment is not affected by the recall.
While Maruti’s UV segment continues to grow, this has not constituted its enduring appeal. The smaller and smaller segment is where MSIL introduces high volume sales products time and again.
Inspection/Replacement of Motor Generator Unit
In case of MSIL, the affected vehicles will be examined for inspection/replacement of Motor Generator Unit. The service comes at no cost to the customers. Following an announcement today, the work to replace the motor generator unit will start from the first week of November 2021.
Till then, customers are requested to avoid driving in waterlogged areas. They are also meant to avoid spraying water directly on the electrical/electronic parts in the vehicle. As with any company that has launched a recall campaign, the move is to remove defects that could be potential security flaws.
The affected vehicle owners will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki authorized workshops. More details for Ertiga and Vitara Brezza are available on the ‘Imp Customer Info’ section of MSIL’s website. The NEXA website has information about the Ciaz, XL6 and S-Cross. This is due to the diverse business front of MSIL.
Customers need to enter the vehicle’s chassis number (MA3, followed by a 14-digit alpha-numeric number). This will return a result letting one know whether or not a related vehicle needs attention. The chassis number can be found on the vehicle ID plate and in the vehicle challan/registration documents.