Maruti in Alto recall

Maruti Suzuki India today said it would recall over 33,000 units of its popular entry-level Alto 800 and K-10 models to check and replace the door latch.

By Our Special Correspondent
  • Published 11.03.15
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New Delhi, March 10: Maruti Suzuki India today said it would recall over 33,000 units of its popular entry-level Alto 800 and K-10 models to check and replace the door latch.

The recall is to "proactively inspect and replace the right hand door latch assembly of 33,098 vehicles (comprising 19,780 units of the Alto 800 and 13,318 units of the Alto K10) manufactured between December 8, 2014 and February 18, 2015," the country's largest car maker said.

Dealers will contact the owners of all affected vehicles and technicians will inspect the cars and carry out the replacement for free.

"From 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," the company said.

It added that though it was a rare condition, the company was undertaking the replacement of the latch proactively in view of customer safety.

The development comes three months after the company announced a recall of nearly 3,800 units of the Ciaz to check a suspected fault in the clutch operation system.

In September, Maruti recalled 69,555 units of the DZire, Swift and Ritz to repair a wiring harness fitment.

Ever since auto industry body Siam started voluntary recalls for safety-related issues in July 2012, over seven lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers in India.

Last month, M&M had recalled an unspecified number of its premium sports utility vehicle XUV500 manufactured on or before July 2014 to upgrade the side curtain airbag software.