Indian leading passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki said that it will commence a proactive and voluntary recall campaign for certain WagonR vehicles manufactured between November 15, 2018, and August 12, 2019. In the industry parlance, a recall campaign is undertaken to rectify faults that may be potential safety defects.
Accordingly, the company will inspect 40,618 WagonR vehicles (1 litre) for a possible issue of "fuel hose fouling with metal clamp". Starting 24th August 2019, owners of the suspected vehicles will be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers for inspection and replacement of the faulty parts, free of cost, the company said in a statement.
Maruti has launched its third generation updated WagonR in January with touch screen infotainment and steering mounted controls. It is also wider and safer than its predecessor. It is built under HEARTECT platform featuring ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, driver, passenger airbags and seat belt remainder along with the high-speed alert system.
It is available in 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre K-series petrol engines mated to a 5- speed manual and auto gear transmissions. The 1.0-litre engine delivers 68PS power and 90Nm of torque while the 1.2-litre K-series engine delivers 83Ps power and 113Nm of torque. Along with petrol engine, WagonR is also offered in factory fitted S-CNG version.