India’s most loved car maker, Maruti Suzuki has called back 40,618 units of its popular Wagon R hatchback. The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.0 litre model has been recalled in order to inspect and repair a potential issue. This preventative recall affects only those Wagon R 1L units that have been manufactured between 15th of November 2018 and 12th of August 2019. These units might have an issue of the fuel hose fouling with a metal clamp.
Maruti Suzuki has already started working on the recall as the authorized Maruti dealers have started personally contacting the owners of the affected vehicles from 24th of August. All the affected units of the Wagon R that come under this recall will be inspection and the faulty parts will be replaced if required, all free of cost. If you own a Wagon R and are anxious to find out if your vehicle falls under this recall, then you can visit the ‘Important Customer Info’ tab on the official Maruti Suzuki website and fill in your vehicle’s chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number) to check if your vehicle needs to be inspected. You can check your car’s chassis number embossed on the vehicle ID plate and can be also found in the vehicle invoice and registration documents.
The new generation Maruti Suzuki Wagon R was launched in the domestic car market of India on 23rd January this year starting at 4.19 lakhs (ex-showroom). The popular tallboy hatchback is available in two engine options – a 68 hp 1.0 litre petrol unit and a 83 hp 1.2 litre petrol mill that is BS6 compliant engine. Both the engines come paired with a 5 speed manual or a 5 speed AMT gearbox options.
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has been a highly successful car for a very long time, and has one of the oldest war horses for the company. The Wagon R rivals the likes of the Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro and Datsun Go in the Indian car market.