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Maruti Suzuki to recall 75,419 Baleno hatchbacks to fix airbag issue

Maruti Suzuki, the Indian biggest car manufacturer, announced that it is recalling the more than 75,000 Baleno hatchbacks to fix the airbag issue. Along with the Baleno, the company to recall 1961 units of Swift Dzire AGS variants (diesel versions) for the inspection as well as replacement of the faulty fuel filter. A total of 75,491 units of Baleno petrol and diesel versions, manufactured between the duration of 3rd August 2015 to 17th May 2016, to be recalled to modify the airbag controller software.  

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The company is recalling 15,995 Baleno diesel version manufactured between the duration of 3rd August 2015 to 22nd March 2016 for inspection about the faulty fuel filter. The cars affected by the fuel filtering problem are to be replaced with the new one. Of total Baleno hatchbacks covered in the recall, 17,231 units of exports.

Previously, the company recalled more than 55,000 units of Swift Dzire models for three times but, it will be the highest number of models recall. In the last week, the carmaker recalled more than twenty thousand of S-Cross premium crossovers due to the faulty brake system.

In the last month, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno has occupied the eighth position in the list of highest selling cars in the Indian market with 9,562 units. The Baleno hatchback is the premium product from Maruti Suzuki exported to the multiple markets. Besides, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is always positioned 4th place among the highest selling models from the past months. The company sold a total of 10,083 units in April 2015 and 16,490 units in April 2016.

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The owners of the Baleno and Swift Dzire vehicles to be contacted the Maruti Suzuki dealers from 31st of May 2016 onwards. The faulty fuel filter replacement and software upgrade of the airbag system will be done at the workshops without taking service charges.

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