Maruti Suzuki India Limited has recalled 3,796 units of its recently launched and hot-selling mid-size sedan – the Ciaz. The manufacturer has initiated a service campaign to “inspect a suspected fault and replace the relevant part of clutch operation system”.
This recall is however, limited only to the manual gearbox variants and does not affect the much-in-demand automatic variants. The problem, Maruti says, is likely to be found in vehicles manufactured till November 7, 2014. The auto major has already started to contact the owners of the impacted vehicles and as is the case in most recalls, the inspection and replacement of the faulty part will be done free of cost.
Owners of manual transmission Ciaz can directly take their car to the nearest dealership to ascertain whether their vehicle is among those recalled or they can log on to Maruti’s website. The company has set up a mini page in which you can punch in the VIN (chassis) number of your car and it will tell you whether your pride and joy has this issue or not.
The Ciaz is Maruti Suzuki’s latest effort to garner volumes in the fiercely competitive C-segment and it has done a good job up till now beating the segment leader – Honda City – in its first month. Other models with which the Ciaz contends with are Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen’s Vento.