Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has voluntarily recalled 63,493 units of the petrol smart hybrid variants of its model such as Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 for such possible with the motor-generator unit (MGU), the automaker 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 today. Also, the 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.”
Automakers 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.