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Maruti Suzuki has recalled 87,599 S-Presso and Eco units

Maruti Suzuki has recalled 87,599 S-Presso and Eco units
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This recall is due to a defect in the steering tie rod that may break in some cases, potentially affecting steering and handling.

Maruti has announced a recall of over 87,000 units of the affected car. This is yet another proactive recall announced by Maruti. Last year, Maruti Suzuki had issued a recall notice for 1.34 lakh units of WagonR and Baleno. These were recalled due to faulty fuel pumps.

Maruti has recalled 63,493 units of the petrol Smart Hybrid variants of the 2022 Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 due to a faulty motor generator unit. Earlier in 2021, 2 lakh units of Ciaz, Brezza and XL6 were recalled for a similar issue.

July 2023 – Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and Eco recall notification

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has issued a recall notice for a total of 87,599 units of S-Presso and Eco. The reason for the recall is a possible defect in the steering tie rod. If it snaps it can affect steering and handling.

Affected cars include the S-Presso and Eeco manufactured between July 5, 2021 and February 15, 2023. The recall notice issued on July 24, 2023 is being sent to owners of these models, instructing them to bring the vehicles to the company’s authorized workshops to have the defect checked and parts replaced. If the said part is found to be defective, this replacement will be done free of cost.

2023 Maruti ECO

A vehicle’s steering tie rod helps steer and track the vehicle when the steering wheel is centered. It drives the front wheels, which means that when the steering wheel is turned, the front wheels themselves turn in the direction told. Any problem with the tie rod can cause the wheels to misalign.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and Eco

Sales of the 5-seater small car Maruti Suzuki S-Presso witnessed a growth of 318.87 percent in June 2023, selling 2,731 units in the said month. It faces several rivals in its segment, but it appeals to first-time car buyers in the country due to its affordable price range of Rs 4.25-5.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The S-Presso is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual or AMT gearbox options. Maruti Suzuki retails the S-Presso through its Arena network.

Meanwhile, the Eco Van, which is sold for passenger and commercial purposes, costs up to Rs. 5.27 – 6.53 lakh (ex-showroom) depending on the variant. It is offered in 13 variants – 5 and 7 seater, cargo and tour and ambulance. Dominating the van segment with over 94 percent market share. The Eco Van is powered by a 1.2-litre K-series dual jet engine that produces 80.76 hp in petrol mode and 71.65 hp in CNG. The Maruti Ecovan crossed the 10 lakh unit sales milestone earlier this year, making it the best-selling van in India since 2010.

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