India largest car maker Maruti Suzuki recalled 75,419 units of the bestselling Baleno hatchback (petrol and diesel), manufactured between Aug. 3, 2015, and May 17, 2016, to upgrade the airbag controller software on Friday, May 27. The company also recalled 1,961 units of the Swift DZire diesel models equipped with Automatic Gear Shift (AGS) for inspection and replacement of a faulty fuel filter.
Starting May 31, owners of the vehicles covered will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers. The software upgrade and the replacement of faulty fuel filter will be done free of cost, the company said in a statement. Customers also have the option to check if their vehicle is covered in the recall by entering chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number) of the car in company website for Swift Dzire and Nexa's website for Baleno.
Baleno, launched in October last year, is one of the bestselling cars of Maruti Suzuki. The company already has over 1 lakh bookings for its first premium hatchback. The Baleno is made only in India and it is been exported to European countries and Japan. Among the recalled Balenos, 17,231 units are sold in the export markets.
Last week, Maruti Suzuki has recalled 20,427 units of the S-Cross in India to inspect and fix a problem with the faulty brake part. The affected models include both DDiS 200 and DDiS 320 variants of the S-Cross, which were manufactured between April 20, 2015, and Feb. 12, 2016.