Maruti Suzuki Recalls 75,000 Baleno.
India’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki said that it is recalling 75,419 Baleno cars (petrol & diesel) which were manufactured between August 3, 2015 & May 17, 2016 to upgrade the airbag controller software.
Of these, 15,995 Baleno cars (only diesel), manufactured between August 3, 2015 and March 22, 2016, will also be attended to for inspection and replacement of a faulty fuel filter.
The Baleno cars covered in the recall include 17,231 units of exports. In addition to 1,961 DZire Diesel cars have also been recalled to attend to for inspection and replacement of a faulty fuel filter.
Maruti in an emailed response to ETAuto said that the the fault was found through routine internal checks and it bears no connection to the Takata airbag recalls which have been happening around the globe.
This is the biggest single model recall for Maruti Suzuki ever. Previously it was over 55,000 units of Dzire which was recalled three times before this. The recall follows another recall of 0ver 20,000 units of premium crossover S-Crosslast week to fix faulty brake parts. Even Ford India recalled over 48,000 units just a day after the S-Cross recall.