It is a brand that is entrenched deeply in the automotive firmament of India. A collaboration between a fantastic Japanese offering and an Indian brand that together made and still continues to make rave and far-reaching headlines. It’s also a brand that has determined the cultural interaction with that essential physical asset in India that’s actually treated no less than a member of one’s family.
Maruti Suzuki is not just a car name; perhaps won’t be too dramatic to call it an emotional chord of India, one through which you can gauge the sentiment of the country on the roads and the mad rush that makes the country a truly thriving enigma.
With brands like the Alto, Zen, and the classic 800 Maruti became a household name and in this post Jagdish Khattar-era has become a contestant in a largely competitive space that is no longer alien to new and new brands arriving in the country every passing month.
Yet there is something that deeply troubles one of India’s most thriving Automotive car brands, one that along with the likes of Hindustan Motors, Fiat Padmini and Ambassador has been a staple choice of the inveterate car lover in a country with a large abundance of cars.
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So what is that issue and what went wrong recently with Maruti. And, importantly, can Maruti get over it soon and if so, how early?
Let’s find out some insights from Bloomberg in regards to its recent coverage on the recalling of several cars that actually run into north of a lakh-
The car market leader has advised owners of these vehicles to avoid driving through water-logged areas. “Customers are requested to avoid driving in waterlogged areas and direct water spray on electrical/electronic parts in vehicles”, Maruti Suzuki said.
Affected vehicle owners would be receiving a communication from Maruti Suzuki authorised workshops. Alternatively, owners of these suspected vehicles can check if their vehicle is on the recall list through an online check using the vehicle’s chassis number.
The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also mentioned in the vehicle invoice/registration documents. Though, if you thought that this was the only recent episode, then perhaps you need to know more and are clearly mistaken. This is the second vehicle recall by Maruti Suzuki in less than 10 months. In November last year, the Delhi-based company had recalled 40,453 units of the Eeco to fix an issue with the vehicle’s headlamp. The recalled units were manufactured between November 4, 2019, and February 25, 2020.