Maruti Suzuki is recalling the Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, XL6, and S-Cross in the Indian market for a potential safety defect. The customer-centric brand has made the mass recall voluntarily keeping in mind customer safety. According to Maruti Suzuki, the abovementioned cars may have a possible defect with the Motor Generator Unit (MGU). The brand is recalling 181,754 units of these models under the recall in India.
According to Maruti Suzuki, the Motor Generator Unit or MGU may have a possible defect. The MGU is an integrated unit that works as a starter and also produces electrical energy to charge the onboard battery and for other systems. Maruti Suzuki is advising customers whose vehicle is under recall, to avoid driving in waterlogged areas. The brand also recommends its customers not spray water directly over the electrical systems on the vehicle.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, Ertiga, XL6, and S-Cross produced between 4th May 2018 to 27th October 2020, may have the defect. Customers of the vehicles are requested to bring the vehicles for inspection. Maruti Suzuki will communicate with the affected vehicle owners for rectification. Under the recall, Maruti Suzuki will replace the Motor Generator Unit, free of cost. The replacement of the part shall start from the first week of November 2021.
While the Electric Vehicle market is currently booming, Maruti Suzuki has reportedly shelved its electric vehicle project. The brand has been developing a new WagonR based electric vehicle in India. But due to techno-economic viability, Maruti Suzuki is planning to postpone the project to a later date. According to the brand, the entry-level electric vehicle market is still expensive for low-income buyers. In the Indian market, the electric vehicles business is also a fraction as compared to the internal combustion engine models that the brand retails in India. Hence, the segment does not pose any major impact on Maruti Suzuki’s market share.
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