Maruti Suzuki is recalling 87,599 vehicles as a precautionary measure citing manufacturing defects. These include Maruti’s most popular micro SUV S-Presso and mini van- Eeco. The Indo-Japanese company has said that all the models manufactured from July 5, 2021 to February 15 this year have been brought under the recall due to steering wheel problems. It is known that only the rod attached to the steering wheel is prone to problems.
Maruti Suzuki is bringing back S-Presso and Eeco cars
Not as a specific version, but every model of these two cars is included in the list. In a press release, Maruti said that early fixes for the steering rod problem will prevent major problems while driving the car in the future. However, this is the first time in the history of Maruti Suzuki that there has been news of a manufacturing problem with the steering rod. That’s why they want to solve the whole issue with urgency to prioritize the safety of their customers.
The S-Presso and Eeco models that are believed to be affected will be notified by the company separately to customers based on their chassis numbers. Then the customer has to visit Maruti authorized dealer workshop on the appointed day. Complete replacement of parts will be done free of charge. Customer satisfaction has always been a priority for this car maker.
On January 17 this year, Maruti had announced the replacement of 17,362 car parts. The list included Alto K-10, S-Presso, Eeco, Brezza, Baleno and Grand Vitara. Air bag controllers in these cars were found to have problems at the time. The air bag controller was changed to ensure that both front air bags deploy smoothly at the right time due to accidents.
Even on the 23rd of that month, Maruti Suzuki’s newly launched Grand Vitara recalled several cars due to seat belt mounting bracket issues. They were forced to return some cars for the third time on April 21 this year. The Baleno RS variant manufactured between October 27, 2016 and November 1, 2019 has been recalled due to a manufacturing defect. Models built during this period revealed problems with the vacuum pump connected to the brakes.
Incidentally, S-Presso and Eeco have gained considerable popularity in their segments in recent days. Powering the S-Presso is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine that produces a maximum power of 66 PS. A five-speed manual as well as a five-speed MT (AMT) gearbox is available. On the other hand, the Eeco model is available in 5-seat and 7-seat configurations. In this case, a 1.2 liter petrol engine producing 80 PS has been used. This engine comes with a five speed manual transmission system as standard.