One of the India’s leading automaker and largest car maker by sales volume, Maruti Suzuki today announced to recall over 33,098 Units of Alto 800 and Alto K10 due to it on going problem with the right-hand door. Recall is limited to cars manufactured between 8 December and 18 February, company will inspect and replace the right hand door latch assembly. Maruti Suzuki dealers will contact customers and the technicians will carry out the necessary replacement free of cost. In order to know more and to ascertain if their particular vehicle is among the affected vehicles, customers can access Maruti Suzuki website and customers need to fill in the chassis number i.e. MA3 followed by a 14 digit alphanumeric number on the computer screen to check this. Just to remind you, the chassis number is given on the vehicle ID plate, and can also be seen on the vehicle invoice or registration documents. Company’s says the problem was noticed on the basis of internal quality checks undertaken by the company, they also mentioned that company has decided to go for recall keeping customers safety in mind.
The company said it will inspect and replace the “right hand door latch assembly” on a total of 33,098 vehicles. Giving details about the problem, Maruti said, “From a customer perspective, there is no concern if the right-hand side door (front and rear) is completely latched. If, however, the door is half-latched, then the door may open if pressure is applied from inside. Although it is a rare condition, but in view of customer safety, the company is undertaking replacement of the door latch assembly, proactively.”
This is not the first for Maruti Suzuki to recalling their model out of the market in order to replace defected part, last year in the month of December company had recalled 3,800 units of its Ciaz cars to check a suspected fault in the vehicle’s clutch operation system. Same last year in September they had recalled 69,555 units of the DZire, Swift and Ritz to repair a wiring harness fitment.