Maruti Baleno, Vitara Brezza and S-Cross have been recalled silently. The cars are recalled to fix a possible steering issue and will be fixed for free of cost.
Maruti has recalled its three popular cars, Maruti Baleno, Vitara Brezza and S-Cross. There is no official announcement as such, but Maruti has notified dealers to repair the fault found in these cars for free. The recall has been done to check a possible fault in the steering wheel. It also covers cars with an expired warranty. The dealers have to fix the issue only if an owner comes and complaints about the problem to the service centre.
As per the news from Team-BHP, if a car reports a sticky or noisy steering system, then the service centre will replace the steering column assembly free of cost. With this, Maruti Suzuki also offers 3-years additional warranty for the replaced system against the vehicle’s existing 2-year warranty.
All the repair costs and labour costs will be born by the company. Even if the cars are out of warranty, all the costs will be free.
Currently, Maruti Baleno and Vitara Brezza are the leaders of their segment. The Brezza beats its rivals by a huge margin. So, a lot of people might show up with this problem. Maruti has not announced it officially, so it must not be a major problem.
As per the sales figures of Aug 2018, Maruti Baleno has beaten Hyundai i20 Elite by a margin of around 7000 units. Vitara Brezza also does the same with Ford Ecosport and Tata Nexon and is nearly 4 times more selling than EcoSport and Nexon.
Maruti Baleno comes with a 1.2 Litre petrol engine and a 1.3 Litre DDiS diesel engine. The petrol engine produces around 83 BHP of power and 115 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine produces around 74 BHP of power and 190 Nm of torque. The petrol engine comes mated to a 5-speed MT along with an optional CVT. The diesel engine gets the only Manual transmission.
The mileage estimated on the Petrol Baleno is around 21.9 kmpl. The mileage estimated on the diesel variant is around 27 kmpl. This diesel engine comes in every diesel car of Maruti Suzuki.
The Maruti Baleno comes with features such as LED DRL, LED tail lamps, Projector headlamps, Smartplay Infotainment System, Steering mounted controls, voice command, Auto AC, push button key start and stop, Height Adjustable seat and more features.
For safety, it comes with Auto headlamps, Auto-Dimming IRVM, Reverse parking sensors with a camera, Front Dual airbags, ABS and more such features. The hatchback starts off at Rs 5.35 Lakhs and goes up till Rs 8.49 Lakhs (ex-showroom New Delhi).