Maruti Suzuki Issue Recall For Over 17,362 Cars | V3Cars

Maruti Suzuki issued a recall for over 17,362 cars over a faulty airbag controller. This faulty module has affected Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, Baleno and Grand Vitara manufactured between December 8, 2022 and January 12, 2023.

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Maruti Suzuki Issue Recall For 17,362 Cars

Maruti Suzuki have recalled 17,362 cars manufactured between December 8, 2022 and January 12, 2023 to inspect a possible error with the airbag control unit and replace the affected units free of cost. The affected cars could face issues with the deployment of airbags and seatbelt pretensioners in the event of a crash.

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The latest Maruti Suzuki recall includes the following models from carmaker’s stable:

  • Alto K10
  • S-Presso
  • Eeco
  • Brezza
  • Baleno
  • Grand Vitara

Maruti Suzuki Recall — October 2022

Maruti Suzuki issued a recall in October 2022 for the following models:

  • Wagon-R
  • Celerio
  • Ignis

The reason behind the recall was a faulty rear brake assembly pin that affected over 9,925 units of the said models. The defective models were manufactured between August 3, 2022 and September 1, 2022. The owners of the affected models can get in touch with their nearest Maruti Suzuki dealership and seek a free replacement of the defected part.

What Is A Recall?

Recalls are a normal part of the standard operating procedure for car manufacturers around the world. When carmakers notice that a particular part does not meet the quality standards, they get the supplier to provide them with replacement parts. The carmakers then reach out to the affected customers and replace the part at the workshop.

From a manufacturer’s perspective, recalls are expensive and cost them and their suppliers a lot of money. Every man hour used to fix a vehicle at the workshop for free is a man hour that could have turned a profit. But the long-term implications of a part failure are too big compared to the short-term cost, customer inconvenience and some risk to the brand image.

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Are Recalls Bad?

There are 2 ways to see a manufacturer who doesn’t issue recalls:

  1. They have the best quality checks in place. So, they never need a recall in the first place.
  2. They also have issues with their cars, but they’re not willing to make that information public to maintain the desired brand image. So, they:

Quietly address the issue as and when the customer visits the workshop for a routine service


Let the problem get worse and address it on a case-by-case basis as and when a customer runs into the problem.

For a non-critical problem, such as replacing the parcel tray bush to minimise rattling, the approach in point 2-a is perfectly acceptable. But it’s best to issue a recall and fix the vehicles for anything critical related to the customer safety and vehicle reliability.

While we’d like to assume that the carmaker not issuing a recall is in a better position, it’s the transparency that deserves respect and earns our trust. If a manufacturer notices a problem and actively fixes it for customers before it gets worse, then we can trust such a carmaker to take care of our vehicles even after the warranty expires.

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Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.


  1. H Hara says:
    January 21 2023 18:39:02

    Sir, I was to get a delivery of a Grand Vitara Sigma Variant last week but not do so as the dealer says there is billing issue which I guess is fue to the recall. Sir I would like to know how long will the dealer take in meeting the recall issue of the vehicle which is not yet handed over to me yet. Is there any time frame please enlighten on this

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