Maruti Suzuki, an Indian automaker, announced Wednesday that it is recalling more than 17,000 recently manufactured vehicles due to a possible defect in its airbag system.
According to the company, the 17,362 vehicles were manufactured between December 8, 2022 and January 12, 2023.
“Customers of the suspected vehicles are advised not to drive or use the vehicle (until) the affected part is replaced,” India’s largest automaker wrote in a regulatory filing.
Maruti Suzuki is a division of the Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corporation.
What is the purpose of the recall?
The recall is to inspect and replace the affected part of the airbag controller, which may fail to deploy the airbags and seat belt pretensioners in the event of a crash, according to the company.
Which Suzuki models are affected?
The Alto K10, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, Baleno, and Grand Vitara are among the models affected, according to the manufacturer.
What should I do if my car has been recalled?
Affected vehicle owners should expect communication from Suzuki-authorized workshops for immediate attention, according to the statement.
Is Suzuki still selling cars in the United States?
Suzuki announced in 2012 that it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganisation and focus on selling motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and outboard engines for boats.