A recall has been announced to replace a potentially faulty fuel filter in the Super Carry – a product from Maruti Suzuki's Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) stable
Maruti Suzuki has identified a potential problem with the fuel filters on some units of the Super Carry and has, therefore, announced a formal recall for the same. The recall is likely to affect around 5,900 units of the Super Carry manufactured between 26th April 2018 and 1st August 2018. This also includes any vehicle that has undergone an on-field fuel filter replacement. While the recall has been termed as 'proactive' by the company, it did not do them much good as Maruti Suzuki's share price took a nosedive and dropped by more than 1.7 per cent in a single day after the recall was announced.
Starting 26th December 2018, owners of the suspected vehicles will be contacted by dealers to bring in their vehicles for inspection. If the part is found to be faulty, it will be replaced free of cost. Alternatively, customers can check themselves if their vehicle has been affected by the recall. They enter the chassis number of the vehicle on the company's website to find out if their vehicle is in need of attention.
Incidentally, this is not the first recall Super Carry has been involved in. Just a few months ago in October, Maruti Suzuki had recalled 640 units of the LCV in India to carry out an inspection of a potentially faulty fuel pump assembly. The units involved in October's recall were produced between 20th January 2018 and 14th July 2018.
However, Maruti Suzuki's spate of recalls does not end there. The company had announced another recall in July 2018, which involved its two new Passenger Vehicle (PV) models, the updated Swift and the Dzire. Apparently, 1,279 units had been recalled in order to fix a faulty Airbag Controller Unit.