India’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki is recalling 3,757 units of the Baleno hatchback that were manufactured between 6 December, 2018 and 4 February, 2019. The recall is for a possible glitch in the software of the ABS actuator assembly. The pre-facelift model, and the current model, which was launched on January 28, are both affected by the issue.
The carmaker will inspect and update the software for the ABS actuator assembly at no extra cost to the customer as is the case with such campaigns. Maruti Suzuki’s dealers have begun contacting the owners of the affected vehicles.
Moreover, owners can also check if their car is affected by entering the chassis number (it starts with MA3 or MBH and is followed by a 14 digit alpha-numeric number) on Maruti’s website. The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also in the vehicle invoice/registration documents. Check your VIN number here.
Maruti Suzuki introduced the Baleno facelift in January at a starting price of Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 6.60 lakh (ex showroom Delhi) for the petrol and diesel versions, respectively. The update brought mild aesthetic changes along with additional features, even as the mechanicals remained unchanged.
Maruti claims that Baleno has had a staggering 14% growth in the first half of 2018-19, and is among the top selling cars in India. It also claims to hold over 26% of market share in the A2+ segment.