Suzuki Motor recalls 10,000 units of Alto in Europe

Six months following the recall of 1 lakh units of its compact car 'A-Star', Japanese carmaker Suzuki Motor Corp is recalling over 10,000 units of the automatic transmission version of its 'Alto' car in Europe.

The car manufactured only in India by Suzuki's subsidiary Maruti Suzuki, is sold as the 'Alto' in Europe, while it is sold as the 'A-Star' in India.

The recall, however, would not have any impact on the Indian market, as the company does not sell the automatic transmission version here.

The latest recall has been warranted due to a faulty stop lamp switch in over 10,000 units of the automatic transmission version of the model which were sold in Europe last year, according to reports from Europe.

Earlier, in February, MSI had recalled 1 lakh A-Star units globally to fix faulty fuel pump gaskets, a process which started in December, 2009.

According to analysts the automatic transmission version accounts for about 10 per cent of the total of over one lakh units of 'Alto' (A-Star) that Suzuki sold in Europe last year.