Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has voluntarily recalled 63,493 units of the petrol smart hybrid variants of its Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 models for a possible issue with the motor generator unit (MGU), the auto maker said in an exchange filing.
India’s largest carmaker said it will inspect the smart hybrid variants of Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 models manufactured between 1 January and 21 November.
“A possible defect may have occurred in the MGU during manufacturing by an overseas global part supplier," it said in the filing today.
Starting today, Maruti Suzuki dealerships will reach out to the owners of the vehicles for inspection and replacement of the faulty part under the said recall initiative. “Vehicles requiring replacement of faulty part will be retained for part replacement free of cost," the company said.
The company dealers may make alternate arrangements for owners with vehicles requiring part replacements, Maruti Suzuki said in the statement. Owners can check on the company website to see if their vehicle needs attention.
Auto makers typically undertake vehicle recalls to rectify potential faults that may compromise with passengers’ safety. Analysts see voluntary vehicle recall exercise as a positive for the brand’s credibility and reliability.
In August, Maruti Suzuki had announced a voluntary recall campaign for certain Wagon R models (1 litre engine variants) that were manufactured between 15 November, 2018, and 12 August, 2019. The company had then inspected more than 40,000 units of the Wagon R for potential safety issue of the fuel hose fouling with metal clamp.