Maruti Suzuki has announced a recall of seven of its models over faulty airbags. The models as a part of this recall include the Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, Baleno and Grand Vitara.
According to Maruti Suzuki around 17,362 vehicles manufactured between December 8, 2022, and January 12, 2023, are a part of this recall. We understand that these cars could have a defective airbag controller unit.
Maruti Suzuki mentioned that the defective airbag controller could result in the non-deployment of the airbags and seat belt pretensioners in the event of a crash. To fix this, the carmaker will inspect and replace the affected part free of cost for the aforementioned models. In fact, Maruti Suzuki has also warned customers from using the suspected vehicles until the defective part is replaced.
Bookings Open For Maruti Suzuki Jimny
The much-awaited Maruti Suzuki Jimny five-door is now open for bookings. As per reports, Maruti Suzuki has gained more than 3,000 bookings for the new Jimny. Initially, Maruti Suzuki was accepting bookings for INR 11,000. But, given the massive demand the price has been increased to INR 25,000. The demand is so high that there is already a waiting period of around 3 months for the new Jimny.
Maruti Suzuki will manufacture the 5-door Jimny at the Gujarat plant. This plant already manufactures the three-door Jimny for the international markets. Given the popularity of SUVs in the market, it is highly likely that the new Jimny will command a long waiting period in the Indian market.
Jimny Is The Only 4X4 car From Maruti Suzuki
The all-new Jimny five-door comes with the Suzuki AllGrip Pro system. This is a 4X4 system that allows the Jimny to conquer difficult terrains. Once launched Jimny will become the only model in the Maruti Suzuki line-up to offer a 4X4 system in India. Maruti Suzuki Jimny five-door aims to fill the void left by the Gypsy in the segment.