Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), the country’s largest carmaker, announced on Monday that it is recalling 87,599 S-Presso and Eeco models to inspect and replace a faulty steering tie rod.
Maruti Suzuki India has issued the recall of 87,599 S-Presso and Eeco vehicles manufactured between July 5, 2021 and February 15, 2023.


“It is suspected that there is a possible defect in a part of the steering tie rod used in such vehicles, which may break and affect vehicle steerability and handling in a rare case.” Affected vehicle owners will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki authorised dealer workshops for free inspection and replacement of the problematic part,” the company stated in an exchange filing.

The recall is in force as of today, July 24, 2023, 06:30 pm onwards. The announcement also stated that impacted car owners would be contacted by Maruti Suzuki authorised workshops for prompt attention.

It is one of the most significant recalls done by the corporation in recent years. MSI recalled 1,81,754 units of petrol trims of several models, including Ciaz, Vitara Brezza, and XL6, in September 2021 to replace a problematic motor generator unit. The carmaker recalled 1,34,885 WagonR and Baleno cars in July 2020 to examine and replace faulty fuel pumps.

Similarly, the business said in December 2019 that it is recalling 63,493 units of petrol smart hybrid (SHVS) variants of the Ciaz, Ertiga, and XL6 models to replace a problematic motor generator unit (MGU). On Monday, Maruti Suzuki shares closed at 0.75 per cent down at ₹9,694.70 apiece on the BSE.

 

 

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