Around 9,125 units of selected Maruti Suzuki models and 994 units of the Toyota Hyryder have been impacted by the recalls.
In order to fix potential defects in a part of the front row seat belts, Maruti Suzuki India recently announced that it is recalling 9,125 units of its models, including the newly launched Grand Vitara, Ertiga, Brezza, XL6, and Ciaz. On the other hand, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, too, issued a recall for 994 units of its Urban Cruiser Hyryder model for the same issue.
In the case of Maruti Suzuki, one of the sections of the front-row seat belts' shoulder height adjuster assembly is suspected to be defective, which, in very unusual circumstances, could result in the disassembly of the seat belts. The firm has made the decision to recall the suspected units of the cars for inspection and free replacement of the defective part out of regard for the safety of customers.
According to a regulatory filing by Maruti Suzuki India, the impacted vehicles were produced between November 2 and November 28, 2022. The statement from the firm mentioned, 'Affected vehicle owners will be receiving communication from the company’s authorised workshops for immediate attention.' The company's authorised workshops are expected to contact the affected Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and the other models' owners for prompt inspection.
Meanwhile, Toyota also cited in its statement that the company has started a voluntary recall effort for a limited number of Urban Cruiser Hyryder models to look into a potential problem with the front seat belt shoulder height adjuster plate assembly. The carmaker claims that this issue may have affected up to 994 vehicles of the mentioned variant.
According to Toyota, this recall is being carried out in line with the firm's commitment to customer satisfaction and safety, and there have been no reported malfunctions in the affected part yet.