Maruti Suzuki to recall 33,000 Alto 800 and Alto K-10

Maruti Suzuki India today said that it will proactively inspect and replace the right hand door latch assembly of 33,098 vehicles (comprising 19,780 units of Alto 800 and 13,318 units of Alto K10) manufactured between 8th December 2014 and 18th February 2015.

Maruti Suzuki dealers in the domestic market will contact owners of all the affected vehicles. The dealer workshop technicians will inspect the condition and carry out the necessary replacement, free of cost.

"The problem was noticed on the basis of internal quality checks undertaken by the company. Accordingly, proactive action has been initiated in the interest of customers" Maruti said in a statement.

It added that from customer perspective, there is no concern if the right hand side door (front and rear) is completely latched. If however, the door is half-latched then the door may open if pressure is applied from inside.

"Although it is a rare condition, but in view of customer safety, the Company is undertaking replacement of the door latch assembly, proactively" the statement added.

Users of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and Alto K10 who purchased their cars on or after 8th December 2014 in the domestic market can check the the Maruti Suzuki website to ascertain if their particular vehicle is among the above mentioned vehicles. This information is available immediately on the website.

The customer is requested to fill in the chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number) on the computer screen. The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also in the vehicle invoice / registration documents.

Customers may also contact the nearest Maruti Suzuki dealer workshop to ascertain if their vehicle is among the above vehicles.