India’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday announced that it will recall a total of 9,125 vehicles manufactured between November 2 and November 28, 2022. The affected models are Ciaz, Brezza, Ertiga, XL6 and Grand Vitara.
“There is a possible defect in one of the child parts of the front row seat belt shoulder height adjuster assembly, which in a rare case could cause the seat belt to detach,” the automaker said in a statement.
The company also said that it has decided to recall the suspected vehicles for testing and replace the defective part free of cost. It further said that “affected vehicle owners will receive communication from the company’s authorized workshops for immediate attention.”
Meanwhile, Maruti Suzuki India had also revealed on December 4 that it may fall short of its production target of 2 million units this fiscal.
Shashank Srivastava, senior executive officer, marketing and sales, Maruti Suzuki India, had then said that the company is still counting on an external opportunity to meet the challenge through execution of its pending orders which stand at around 3.75 lakh units. Is.
Earlier in August this year, Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Bhargava, while addressing the shareholders in the company’s annual report for 2021-22, had said that the company will increase its production and is currently positioning itself to produce 2 million units. Will take it forward. Fiscal with improving semiconductor availability.
“From our current count, I think it should be slightly less than that number,” Srivastava said.
However, he added that a lot will depend on how the company fulfills the pending bookings, which now stand at 3.75 lakh units.
“It all really depends on how much they are able to produce on these models where we have bookings pending. So, there is an outside chance of reaching 2 million. However, at this point in time, it is likely to fall a bit It looks like a small one,” Srivastava said.
The newly launched SUV Grand Vitara has received a total of 87,953 bookings since its launch in September and currently, it has a pending order of 55,505 units.
In the April-November period of this fiscal, the company’s cumulative wholesale sales stood at 13,11,890 units as against 10,10,674 units in the year-ago period. Domestic wholesale sales during the period stood at 11,39,072 units as against 8,63,032 units a year ago.
Exports during April-November of the current financial year stood at 1,72,818 units as against 1,47,642 units in the same period last fiscal.
(with inputs from agencies)