Maruti issues recall for Alto 800, Alto K10 for door latch assembly – IAB Report


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Recall notice covers a total of 33,098 vehicles.

India’s largest car manufacturer Maruti-Suzuki has issued a recall for its entry level Alto lineup – the Alto 800 and Alto K10. The recall covers a total of 33,098 vehicles (comprising 19,780 units of Alto 800 and 13,318 units of Alto K10) manufactured between 8th December 2014 and 18th February 2015.

2015 Maruti Alto K10 front quarter press shot
A faulty “right hand door latch assembly” is to blame.

The reason for issuing the recall is a “right hand door latch assembly” which, when half-latched, can be opened with reasonable pressure from inside, compromising safety. Though the company considers it a rare occurrence, they are still undertaking the task of replacing the component to ensure customer safety.

Owners of Maruti Alto 800 or Alto K10 purchased on or after 8th December 2014, can check out Maruti’s website to know whether their vehicle is affected. Alternatively, owners can contact the nearest Maruti dealer/workshop to know if their car is part of the recall.

Maruti Ciaz Z+ interior image
Maruti’s previous recall affected the manual variant of the Ciaz.

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The last time Maruti issued a recall, it affected 3,796 units of the Ciaz with a manual gearbox. The reason was attributed to a clutch problem.

Maruti Alto 800 “Browzer” Edition – Image Gallery

 Maruti issues recall notice for Alto 800 and Alto K10 – Press Release

[Can’t see the press release? Head over to Slideshare]

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