Maruti Suzuki has announced that it will be recalling as many as 20,427 units of its premium crossover S-Cross over a brake component issue. The recall is applied on both DDis 200 and DDis 320 variants of the crossover manufactured between 20 April 2015 and 12th February 2016. The reason for recall could be faulty braking system which could be risky and it will be fixed free of cost at brand’s dealerships across the country.
In the initial phase, the Sales of S-Cross didn’t really take off as we expect from a Maruti stable due to premium price tag. Maruti then offered huge price cut ranging from Rs. 55,000 to 2.05 lakh earlier this year to boost the sales and luckily it turned out to be very fruitful. Taking on Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport, it is now available in the range of Rs. 8.03-12.03 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The customers can manually check if their vehicle is part of recall by just filling the chassis number (14 digit alpha numeric number) on the company’s website which is available in registration documents, vehicle invoice and also printed on the vehicle ID plate. Owners can also contact their respective dealers if there is part of free service campaign.
Powering the Crossover is a fiat sourced 1.3l DDis diesel engine that develops 89bhp power and 200Nm of high torque mated to a five speed manual gearbox. The bigger 1.6l badged as DDis 320 is good for 118bhp of max power and 320Nm of torque, linked with a six speed manual gearbox. The 1.3l engine delivers an ARAI certified mileage of 23.65 Kmpl while 1.6l is good for 22.7 Kmpl. In 2015 as well, Maruti recalled 33,098 units of Alto K10 and 800 due to defective latches on the right side door.