Maruti Suzuki, after announcing a slew of launches has now got a different public statement. The country’s largest vehicle maker is recalling 40,618 WagonR vehicles. It is being said that there could be a possible issue of fuel hose fouling with metal clamp. Maruti Suzuki officials will inspect the vehicles and if possible, replace the fuel hose. This procedure will take around 1-2 hours and it is advisable to check with MSIL workshops on possible appointments. The affected vehicles have been manufactured between November 15, 2018 – August 21, 2019. Moreover, the affected vehicles are only of the WagonR 1.0-litre category. The new 1.2-litre engine isn’t affected. It though remains to be seen if the 1.0-litre engine which is in use in other MSIL cars will be affected.
From last night, MSIL workshops have proactively started contacting customers of the affected vehicles. The replacement, if necessary, will be done free of cost. Customers of suspected WagonR (1 litre) vehicles can visit the company website and fill in the chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number) on the computer screen to check if their vehicle needs any attention. The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also in the vehicle invoice / registration documents.
The new WagonR was launched in India earlier this year. It is the third generation of the vehicle and is lighter as well as bigger than before. It boasts a new infotainment system as well as other creature comforts. Not only this, the WagonR has become a wee bit fun-to-drive thanks to the bigger 1.2-litre engine. There is a choice of 5-speed manual as well as AMT with this engine. The mileage too is higher and the WagonR is the only small car in its class to offer a BS-VI compliant motor. In fact, sales of the WagonR overtook those of the Alto recently.