Maruti Suzuki to recall 77,380 cars


India's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki on Friday announced the recall of 77,380 cars—Baleno and DZire models—to upgrade the airbag controller software and for replacing faulty fuel filters.

In a statement issued here, the company said it is voluntarily recalling 75,419 Baleno cars (petrol and diesel) rolled out between August 3, 2015 and May 17, 2016 to upgrade the airbag controller software.

"Of these, 15,995 Baleno cars (only diesel), manufactured between August 3, 2015 and March 22, 2016, will also be attended to for inspection and replacement of a faulty fuel filter," the company said.

The Baleno cars covered in the recall include 17,231 units of exports. As to the 1,961 diesel powered DZire cars (AGS-auto gear shift- variant) will be attended to for inspection and replacement of faulty fuel filter.

Starting May 31, 2016 owners of the vehicles covered will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers. The software upgrade and the replacement of faulty fuel filter, will be done free of cost.

To ascertain if their vehicle is covered, owners may check at for Baleno and at for DZire Diesel (only AGS variant).

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