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Just saw this. Contact your dealer if you own one of these cars.



Fire hazard of lithium-ion battery the reason
The country’s largest passenger car maker, Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL), will recall around one-lakh vehicles of its second-generation smart-hybrid vehicles, including the Ciaz, the Ertiga and the recently launched XL6 due to the lithium-ion battery fire hazard.

Various sources BusinessLine spoke to said that there have been at least two cases in the recent past, in which the lithium-ion battery, under the passenger seat in front, had caught fire.
“It is mainly due to the new lithium-ion battery fitted in the new smart hybrid technology cars over the last one year. There were a few cases of fire in the recent past,” a source privy to the matter told BusinessLine.

According to sources, there are more than three lakh mild and smart hybrid Maruti cars on the road today.
This is likely to be one of the biggest recalls by the company. Recently, the company announced a voluntary recall of 40,618 units of the WagonR (1 litre) manufactured between November 15, 2018 and August 12, 2019.
The recall campaigns were undertaken globally to rectify potential safety defects.
Calls and messages to a Maruti spokesperson remained unanswered.
The monthly sales of the XL6 and the Ertiga, have averaged around 4,200 units and 7,000 units, respectively.
 

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The vehicles affected include those manufactured between January 1, 2019, and November 21, 2019.
In December 2019, the manufacturer said that it would recall 63,493 units of petrol smart hybrid versions of Ciaz, Ertiga, and XL6 in reference to issues with the motor-generator unit.
Owners of the suspected vehicles under this recall campaign were addressed by saying that they would be contacted by Maruti Suzuki dealers for inspection and replacement of the faulty parts. Customers of suspected vehicles would also be able to visit the company website marutisuzuki.com (Important Customer Info tab) and fill in the chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digits alpha-numeric number) on the computer screen to check if their vehicle needs any attention and follow the instructions. The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate. The cars that need rectification will be taken over by Maruti Suzuki, the parts will be changed free of cost and returned back to the owners.

Earlier in 2019, several Maruti Suzuki Wagon R cars were called back due to some metal clamp issue.
 
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