One of India’s best-selling budget hatchbacks, the WagonR has been recalled. Maruti Suzuki has issued a voluntary recall for 40,618 units of the WagonR powered by the 1.0L engine. Do note, the 1.2L variants are not subject to this recall. All WagonR 1.0L models built between 15th November 2018 till 12th August 2019 are recalled under this campaign. Maruti Suzuki will inspect and rectify all safety related potential defects in these recalled vehicles.
The brand reveals that the recall is related to the fueling system. The fuel hose and the surrounding metal clamp might interfere resulting in damage. While no major customer compliants have been brought to light about this issue yet, the brand will still have the cars inspected and fixed free of cost to the customer. Owners of all these WagonR cars will be contacted by the dealers and will be given an appointment for vehicle inspection. The recall campaign starts from 24th August, 2019.
Also, WagonR customers can check if their vehicle is subject to this recall by visiting the brands website, and typing out the vehicle VIN number which is in the following format – MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number. Customers can find the chassis number of their car on the vehicle ID plate and it is also on their registration documents.
The 1.2L engine of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR has received a BSVI update recently. This 4-cylinder motor has a total displacement of 1197cc and produces 83 PS of power @ 6000 RPM and 113 Nm of peak torque @ 4200 RPM matched to a 5-speed manual or AMT automatic gearbox. The 1.0L WagonR variants which have been recalled get a 998cc, 3-cylinder engine which produces 68 PS of power and 90 Nm of torque matched only to a 5-speed manual gearbox option.
The WagonR is a loved car not just in the passenger market, but even in the commercial sector. While families buy the WagonR for the high VFM quotient and incredible space on offer, the commercial segment loves it because of how cheap it is to maintain in the long run.