Maruti Suzuki issues recall of 11,177 Grand Vitara SUVs to repair seat belt mounting bracket
Delhi : A week prior to this recall the company also filed a regulatory filing announcing the previously mentioned recall. Last week MSIL stated, “The Company has announced to recall a total of 17,362 vehicles manufactured between 8 December 2022 and 12 January, 2023. The affected models are Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco,Brezza, Baleno and Grand Vitara,” Furthermore, “The recall is being undertaken to inspect and replace Airbag Controller (“affected part”), free of cost, if required in these vehicles. It is suspected that there is a possible defect in affected part, which in rare case might result in non-deployment of the airbags and seat belt pretensioners, in the event of a vehicle crash,”
Although it would be an unusual occurrence, the seatbelt brackets may loosen and hinder the seatbelt's performance in the long run, according to the business.
In a new regulatory filing, the business claimed, "The Company has issued the recall of 11,177 Grand Vitara vehicles built between August 8, 2022 and November 15, 2022." "It is considered that there is a possible problem in rear seat belt mounting brackets ("Parts"), which may loosen in the long run and influence its functionality," the business noted. Vehicle owners will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki authorised dealer workshops for a free examination and replacement of the affected parts."
A week before this recall, the company announced the previously mentioned recall in a regulatory filing. "The Company has announced a total of 17,362 automobiles built between 8 December 2022 and 12 January 2023," MSIL declared last week. Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, Baleno, and Grand Vitara vehicles are affected." Furthermore, "The recall is being done to examine and replace Airbag Controller ("affected part"), free of cost, if required in certain cars. It is suspected that a flaw exists in the concerned part, which could result in the non-deployment of the airbags and seat belt pretensioners in the event of a vehicle catastrophe."
Following Maruti Suzuki's recall, the long-term strategic partner of Maruti Suzuki, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, also made the announcement that it will be recalling 1,390 units of its luxury hatchback Glanza and the mid-size SUV Urban Cruiser HyRyder. The carmaker made a recall announcement for all vehicles produced between December 8, 2022, and January 12, 2023. Toyota's recall has the same justification as Maruti Suzuki's.