Maruti Suzuki WagonR recall ordered! 40,000 cars in India likely affected by defect
Maruti Suzuki on Friday announced that it is recalling over 40,000 WagonR (1 litre) vehicles as there might be potential safety defects with the vehicle. Maruti said that only those WagonR cars manufactured between November 15, 2018 and August 12, 2019 have been recalled as part of the campaign.
Maruti Suzuki on Friday announced that it is recalling over 40,000 WagonR (1 litre) vehicles as there might be potential safety defects with the vehicle. Maruti said that only those WagonR cars manufactured between November 15, 2018 and August 12, 2019 have been recalled as part of the campaign. "Maruti Suzuki India Limited today announced to proactively and voluntarily undertake a recall campaign for certain WagonR (1 litre) vehicles manufactured between 15th November 2018 and 12th August 2019," the car maker said in a statement released today.
It added that recall campaigns are undertaken globally to rectify faults that may be potential safety defects. A total of 40,618 vehicles of WagonR (1 litre) have been recalled as part of the campaign and will be inspected for a possible issue of fuel hose fouling with metal clamp. The good news for customers is that the entire recall campaign is free of cost and you don't need to pay anything to get the parts replaced.
"Starting 24th August 2019 owners of the suspected vehicles will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers for inspection and replacement of the faulty parts, free of cost," the company said.
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In case you are facing a major issue with the car and don't want to wait till being contacted by a dealer, you can visit the company website - marutisuzuki.com (Important Customer Info tab) and fill in the chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number) on the computer screen to check if their vehicle needs any attention. The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also in the vehicle invoice / registration documents.
The hatchback is currently available in India in two engine options: 1.0-litre motor and a 1.2-litre unit. The company had launched a new Maruti Suzuki WagonR earlier this year in January. The new car came with steering mounted audio controls along with a touchscreen infotainment system loaded with Android Auto and Apple Car Play. The prices of the new WagonR fall between Rs 4.34 lakh and Rs 5.91 lakh (ex-showroom).