Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has recalled around 75,419 units of Baleno hatchback in the country. The recalled units of Baleno are manufactured between August 3, 2015 and May 17, 2016 to upgrade the airbag controller software. Of these, 15,995 Baleno cars (only diesel), manufactured between August 3, 2015 and March 22, 2016, will also be attended to for inspection and replacement of a faulty fuel filter.
The Baleno cars covered in the recall include 17,231 units of exports. In addition, 1,961 DZire Diesel cars (only AGS variant) will be attended to for inspection and replacement of a faulty fuel filter. Starting 31 May 2016 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. To ascertain if their vehicle is covered, owners may check at www.nexaexperience.com for Baleno and at www.marutisuzuki.com for DZire Diesel (only AGS variant).
The customer is requested to fill in the chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number) on the computer screen. The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also in the vehicle invoice/registration documents. Maruti would launch the Baleno RS during the festive season in India, which would come with a 1.0L 3-cylinder turbocharged Boosterjet engine. The hatch has already registered 1 Lakh bookings in the country. Currently, it is offered with 1.2L K-Series petrol engine and 1.3L DDiS diesel engine.