As many as 75,419 units of the Maruti Baleno premium hatchback and 1,961 units of the Dzire compact sedan will be recalled starting from May 31, 2016. Latest Maruti Baleno recall is related to faulty airbag controller software as well as faulty fuel filter while the Dzire recall is related to the faulty fuel filter.
Maruti Baleno cars that were manufactured between August 3, 2015 and May 17, 2016 including 17,231 units that were exported will be covered under this voluntary recall. This means that every unit of Maruti Baleno manufactured till date has been affected by this recall. (Though production commenced in August, the car was first launched in India in October, following which exports commenced. All variants get airbag as standard.)
While all the 75k odd cars will undergo free airbag software update, 15,995 diesel Baleno cars that were manufactured between August 3, 2015 and March 22, 2016 will also undergo fuel filter replacement like the Dzire.
Speaking of the Dzire, 1,961 units of the newly introduced Dzire diesel AGS (Auto Gear Shift) variant will be covered under the recall. Concerned customers will be contacted by their Maruti dealers in due course regarding the recall. The issues will be fixed free of cost.
Alternatively, customers can check if their cars are covered under the recall program by simply entering the 14 digit alpha numeric chassis number (with MA3 prefix) on the Nexa website for the Baleno and on the official product website for the Dzire.
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Maruti says that both recalls have been announced proactively and voluntarily, taking customer safety into consideration.