Maruti Suzuki rolled out the new Ciaz in India in the second half of this year. The company, last month, announced that sales numbers have gone up significantly as well. Now, Maruti is urging owners of the new Ciaz to bring it for an inspection. The Maruti Ciaz is being called in for a proactive inspection of the speedometer assembly. These affected cars will also have their owner’s manual replaced as well. The campaign is restricted to the new Ciaz cars manufactured between August 1 to September 21, 2018. Around 880 diesel (Zeta and Alpha trims) Ciaz cars are said to be affected.
Replacement of the faulty speedometer as well as the service manual will be done free of cost. Customers will be contacted via SMS/calls by the authorised service centres. The replacement procedure will likely take an hour to be completed. Maruti assures its customers that there is no safety hazard to customers or there is no harm in driving the vehicle as well. The issue is most likely with the incorrect calibration of the speed limit buzzer. This one starts beeping at 80kmph and thereafter remains continuous after 100kmph.
Customers of Ciaz diesel can also fill in the chassis number MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number here. The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also in the vehicle invoice/registration documents.
Details of the new Maruti Ciaz
The new Maruti Ciaz, as discussed earlier, was launched in August 2018. It is basically a facelift for the model that was first launched in late 2014. However, there are comprehensive updates to the facelifted Ciaz. This includes a fresh face, LED projector lights, revamped interior as well as a new petrol engine. The 1.5-litre petrol motor produces 104PS of power and 138Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission sends power to the front wheels. Maruti claims a lofty 20kmpl from this engine.
The aforementioned affected diesel variant is powered by the familiar 90PS/200Nm 1.3-litre diesel engine.