Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Recalled in India Because of Defective Brake Part

The Baleno RS owners who are impacted will be contacted by authorised Maruti Suzuki dealer workshops about getting their defective components replaced free of cost. No injuries or accidents have been recorded, and the company has informed consumers that the recall is precautionary.

By Divyam Dubey | on April 24, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Maruti Suzuki, India's leading automaker has issued a recall of 7,213 Baleno RS hot hatch produced between October 27, 2016 and November 1, 2019. This was before April 2020, when the BS6 Phase 1 emission standards would have been enforced. A suspected issue in the vacuum pump that aids braking has prompted the recall. According to Maruti Suzuki, using the brakes may need more force than usual owing to the fault. The Baleno RS was available at Rs 8.69 lakh (ex-showroom) and was available for purchase until 2020. But it's still popular, therefore it's important to make sure the owner replaced the defective brake component. The owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted by the official Maruti Suzuki workshops, who will also provide free replacements of the concerned components.

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Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS: Engine & Performance

The Maruti Suzuki RS was equipped with a direct-injection, turbocharged petrol engine, a stiffer suspension, and rear disc brakes, all of which increased the vehicle's performance. The official specifications for this hot hatch state that it produces 100bhp at 5,500rpm from its 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine and 150Nm of torque between 1,700 and 4,500rpm. A five-speed manual gearbox is responsible for transferring the power to the front wheels. 

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS Engine

The 0-100km/h sprint is completed in only 10.17 seconds, and the vehicle continues to gain speed as you approach triple digits. During our drive at the BIC, the Baleno RS managed to clock in at an indicated top speed of 173km/h on the back straight. The Baleno RS weighed 950kg and had a powerful petrol engine with direct injection and turbocharging. The Baleno RS has a reported fuel economy of 21.1km/l.

Maruti Suzuki: Past Recalls

More than 17,000 vehicles were subject to a recall in January 2023 because of an issue with the airbag controller. Vehicles with production dates between December 8, 2022, and January 12, 2023, were included in the Alto, the Eeco, the Baleno, the Brezza, the K10, the S-Presso, and the Grand Vitara recall.

Also in December, 11,177 Grand Vitara SUVs produced between August 8 and November 15, 2022, were recalled by Maruti Suzuki India owing to a suspected fault in the rear seat-belt mounting brackets. For the same reason, Toyota also recalled the Urban Cruiser Hybrid.

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