Maruti Suzuki has announced a voluntary recall for their popular hatchbacks WagonR and Baleno. The WagonR 1.0L variants manufactured between November 15th 2018 till October 15 2019 have been subject to this recall while the Baleno petrol models build between January 8th 2019 till November 4th 2019 have been recalled. A total of 1,34,885 cars have been recalled by the brand. This includes 56,663 units of the Indian family favourite WagonR and 78,222 units of the premium hatchback Baleno.
The problem is with the fuel pump on both the vehicles. The part is deemed faulty and will be inspected and replaced free of cost. Maruti Suzuki dealers will contact customers of these cars in a phased manner and have their cars inspected at the authorised workshop. Meanwhile, customers can also check if their WagonR or Baleno is subject to this recall on the official website by punching in their 14-digit VIN number.
No case of any potential risk to drivers / owners has been reported so far because of this faulty part in both these cars.
Both, the Maruti Suzuki WagonR and Baleno are now sold in their BS6 avatar. While the WagonR was always a petrol-powered compact yet spacious tall-boy hatchback, the Baleno used to offer a diesel motor which is now discontinued. The WagonR comes with a K10B, 998cc, 3-cylinder petrol motor which produces 50 kW of power and 90 Nm of torque in petrol mode and 43.5 kW of peak power and 78 Nm of torque in CNG mode matched to a 5-speed manual or AMT gearbox. The 1.0L WagonR variant has the K12M motor which is a 4-cylinder unit producing 61 kW of power and 113 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT gearbox. Powering the Maruti Suzuki Baleno which is sold via the premium Nexa outlets is a 1.2L petrol motor producing 61 kW of power and 113 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed gearbox or a CVT automatic. The Baleno also gets a 1.2L Dualjet, Dual VVT petrol motor which produces 66 kW of power and 113 Nm of torque but only matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox.