This Service campaign will target a total of 3,757 units of Maruti Baleno’s sold in India during the period of Dec’ 6 2018 to Feb’ 4 2019.
Maruti Suzuki has announced a free-of-cost service campaign for the owners of the Baleno premium hatchback in India. This service campaign which is said not to be a recall is for inspecting and hence upgrading the software for the ABS actuator assembly of the Baleno. A total of 3,757 units of this hatchback will take part in this service campaign. Models which were manufactured between December 6, 2018, and February 4, 2019, will be a part of this campaign.
The ABS actuator is a hydraulic device which is in real-time electronic communication with the ECU of the vehicle. And hence is responsible for controlling the brakes under panic braking situations. Maruti Suzuki says since the said software upgrade is not a safety concern, this said campaign is not being termed as a recall. Considering the date of manufacturing of the affected cars, most of the units are likely to be the facelifted version.
The Maruti Baleno recently received a mid-life facelift. The upgrade saw this premium hatchback come with revised exteriors and a few additions and alterations to its onboard feature as well as equipment list. The engine specifications, however, remained the same as before. One of the most prominent feature upgrades was the introduction of a new iteration of Maruti’s SmartPlay infotainment system which comes with Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno currently retails in India in-between a price tag of INR 5.46 lakh to INR 8.60 lakh (ex-showroom). It is available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel engine. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic with the petrol derivative. It competes with the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and the Volkswagen Polo.