Maruti Suzuki recalls Grand Vitara, Brezza, Baleno to fix faulty airbag controller; over 17,000 vehicles affected

Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker with over 40 per cent market share in the domestic auto industry, launched 17,362 units of various models including cars like Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Maruti Suzuki has been recalled. S-Presso, and Maruti Suzuki Eeco to inspect and replace the faulty airbag controller. The affected models are manufactured between December 8, 2022 and January 12, 2023, the country’s largest carmaker said in a regulatory filing.

It added, “The recall is being conducted to inspect and replace the airbag controller in these vehicles, if needed, free of charge.”

The auto major said that it is suspected that there is a possible defect in the affected part, which in rare cases may result in non-deployment of airbags and seat belt pretensioners in the event of a vehicle crash.

It said, out of an abundance of caution, customers of the suspect vehicles are advised not to drive or use the vehicle until the affected part has been replaced.

The company said that affected vehicle owners will receive communication from Maruti Suzuki authorized workshops for immediate attention.

with PTI inputs