New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki on Friday
announced to recall 63,493 units of 'petrol smart hybrid' variants of
Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6 models due to a likely issue with their motor
generator units (MGU).
In a regulatory filing, the company said:
"A possible defect may have occurred in the MGU during manufacturing by
an overseas global part supplier."
The company said that
starting Friday, owners of the vehicles under this recall campaign would
be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers for inspection and replacement of
the faulty part.
"Maruti Suzuki has decided to proactively
recall the vehicles for inspection and those found 'OK' will be released
immediately. Vehicles requiring replacement of faulty part will be
retained for part replacement free of cost. Keeping in view customer
convenience, Maruti Suzuki dealers may make alternate mobility
arrangements in such cases, if required," the filing said.
campaigns are undertaken globally to rectify faults that may be
potential safety defects. At 2.47 p.m. on Friday, shares of the company
on the BSE was trading at Rs 6,898.55, lower by Rs 107.05 or 1.53 per
cent from its previous close.
Earlier in the week, the company
announced to increase the prices of its vehicles from January 2020,
which it attributed to the rise in the input costs.