Maruti Suzuki India has announced a recall of 5,002 Super Carry vehicles manufactured between May 4, 2022 and July 30, 2022.

According to the company’s statement, “the recall is being conducted to inspect and tighten the bolt attached to the seat belt buckle bracket of the navigator’s seat. It is suspected that there is a possible defect in the tightening of the bolts, which in rare cases can loosen in the long term. Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by authorized Maruti Suzuki workshops for inspection and repair (free of cost).”

This is the third Super Carry recall since the launch of the LCV. Earlier, on October 3, 2018, 640 units of the diesel variant were recalled to check for possible degradation of the fuel pump material. And two months later, On December 26, 2018, 5,900 units of the diesel Super Carry were recalled. to ascertain the possibility of “fuel leakage from the fuel filter due to a change in the manufacturing process of a subsidiary part”.

With the latest recall of 5,002 units, Maruti Suzuki has recalled 24,899 units so far this year, including 19,731 units of the petrol/CNG Eeco van on April 6 to check rim size markings and 166 units of the sedan on August 23 Tour S to check for a possible defect in the airbag control unit.

The total number of vehicles recalled by Maruti Suzuki India since July 2012, when the SIAM Voluntary Recall Code came into effect, now stands at 731,259 units.

The CNG variant gives the Super Carry a new charge
The Super Carry, which is Maruti Suzuki’s only commercial vehicle in the Indian market, has sold a total of 136,957 units in India since its launch in FY2017 (see data table below). This gave the company a 4.72% CV market share in FY2022 with 33,812 units.

The CNG version, launched in May 2020, gave the Super Carry sales a new impetus in the market. Sales of 17,004 units in April-August 2022 are already 50% of the 33,812 units in FY22.

Launched on September 1, 2016, with a starting price of Rs 403,000, the Super Carry project saw the company invest around Rs 300 crore in developing the vehicle for the Indian market. Interestingly, Maruti Suzuki started selling the Super Carry in foreign markets before introducing it in India. In May 2016, the company exported 300 units of the mini-truck to South Africa and Tanzania.

The Maruti Suzuki Super Carry delivers up to 54kW of power and 98Nm of torque and is the only mini truck in India with an S-CNG dual-fuel option with a 5-litre petrol tank. The Super Carry has a deck area of ​​2,183mm in length and 1,488mm in width and a load capacity of up to 740kg. Other product highlights include reverse parking sensors, seat belt reminder, mobile phone charging socket and lightweight steering wheel for better manoeuvrability. Ground clearance is 175 mm, and suspension functions are carried out by MacPherson struts at the front and a rigid axle with leaf springs at the rear.

The Super Carry is sold through 335 Maruti Suzuki outlets spread across over 237 cities in India.

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