Maruti Baleno hatchback recalled in India over airbag and faulty fuel filter

Posted on: May 27, 2016 - 12:38pm IST

The Baleno is also exported to global markets from India.

Maruti-Suzuki has issued a recall for the Maruti Baleno premium hatchback over a software concerning the airbag controller, and a faulty fuel filter. The carmaker announced that 75,419 Maruti Baleno cars (petrol and diesel), manufactured between August 3, 2015 and May 17, 2016 will be recalled.

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Over 75,000 units of the Baleno are recalled.

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, Maruti said in a statement.

Maruti will begin contacting owners starting May 31, 2016, before which customers can check online if their Baleno is part of the recall, by entering the chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number). Affected Balenos will have their airbag controller software upgraded, and those with a faulty fuel filter will get a replacement part. The software upgrade will be carried out free of cost, the company stated.

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The Baleno for India is offered with a 1.2L petrol and 1.3L diesel engine.

Aside from the domestic market, Maruti also exports the Baleno to global markets including Japan and Europe. The Baleno for U.K. will launch next month, and will be available with a 1.0-liter Boosterjet turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.2-liter DualJet engine with SHVS.

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The Baleno for the Indian market is powered by the 1.2-liter K-Series petrol and 1.3-liter DDiS diesel engine. The hatchback has registered over 100,000 orders till date.

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