Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest carmaker, 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 February 12, 2016.
"Maruti Suzuki India Limited will undertake a Service Campaign to inspect a suspected fault and replace a brake part," said the company in a statement, adding that "Service Campaigns are undertaken globally by automobile companies to rectify faults that may potentially cause inconvenience to customers."
The owners of the affected model will be contacted by the dealers and the inspection and replacement will be done for free. The S-Cross owners can also check if their models are affected on www.nexaexperience.com by entering the chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number). The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also in the vehicle invoice/registration documents.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross premium crossover was launched in August 2015. The S-Cross was the first and only model to be sold through Nexa dealerships of Maruti before the Baleno joined the line-up. Under the hood, it includes a 1.3-litre diesel motor that churns out 89bhp power and 200Nm torque, and a 1.6-litre diesel motor that is tuned to pump out 118bhp and 320Nm. The former engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the latter gets six-speed manual transmission.