Maruti Suzuki India today announced a recall of over 60,000 units of petrol Smart Hybrid (SHVS) variants of Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 vehicles that were manufactured between 1 January 2019 and 21 November 2019. Maruti will inspect 63,493 vehicles of petrol SHVS of Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 for a possible issue with the Motor Generator Unit (MGU), India’s biggest carmaker said.
A possible defect may have occurred in the MGU during manufacturing by an overseas global part supplier, Maruti added.
Recall campaigns are undertaken globally to rectify faults that may be potential safety defects.
Vehicles requiring replacement of faulty part will be retained for part replacement free of cost, Maruti said. For customer convenience, Maruti Suzuki said dealers may make alternate mobility arrangements, if required.
Starting today, owners of the suspected vehicles under this recall campaign will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers for inspection and replacement of the faulty parts, Maruti said.
Maruti Suzuki shares were trading 1% lower at ₹6,932 apiece in noon trade.
Maruti Suzuki had earlier announced a price hike starting next month. The price increase will vary for different models, Maruti Suzuki said in a communication to exchanges, without disclosing the quantum of price hike. Maruti Suzuki cited increase in various input costs for its decision to increase prices.
Currently, Maruti sells a range of vehicles starting from entry-level small car Alto to premium multi-purpose vehicle XL6 with price ranging from ₹2.89 lac to ₹11.47 lac.