New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India said that it will recall around 33,098 units of its small car models Alto 800 and Alto K10 to rectify defective latches on right side doors. These models have been manufactured between December 8, 2014 and February 18, 2015.
Maruti Suzuki India said that it will proactively inspect and replace the right hand door latch assembly of 33,098 vehicles (comprising 19,780 units of Alto 800 and 13,318 units of Alto K10). Maruti Suzuki dealers in the domestic market will contact owners of all the affected vehicles. The technicians will inspect the condition and carry out the necessary replacement, free of cost.
“The problem was noticed on the basis of internal quality checks undertaken by the company. Accordingly, proactive action has been initiated in the interest of customers,” said Maruti. It said that from customer perspective, there is no concern if the right hand side door (front and rear) is completely latched. “If however, the door is half-latched then the door may open if pressure is applied from inside. Although a rare condition, but in view of customer safety, the company is undertaking replacement of the door latch assembly,” said Maruti.
It said that users of Alto 800 and Alto K10 who purchased their cars on or after December 8, 2014 can check the firm’s website to ascertain if their vehicle needs replacement....