Maruti Suzuki recalls 5,002 Super Carry LCVs to check seatbelt buckle bracket

This is the third recall for the Maruti LCV after the previous ones in October and December 2018.

By Ajit Dalvi calendar 17 Sep 2022 Views icon10274 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

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

As per the company statement, “The recall is being undertaken for inspection and torquing of a bolt attached to seatbelt buckle bracket of co-driver seat. It is suspected that there is a possible defect in bolt torquing, which in a rare case, may loosen in the long run. Affected vehicle owners will be receiving communication from Maruti Suzuki authorised workshops for inspection and repair (free of cost).”

This is the third recall for the Super Carry since the LCV’s launch. Previously, on October 3, 2018, 640 units of the diesel-engined variant were recalled to check possible degradation of fuel pump assembly material. And two months later, on December 26, 2018, 5,900 units of the diesel Super Carry were recalled to ascertain the likelihood of “fuel leakage from the fuel filter due to process variation in child part manufacturing.”

With this latest vehicle recall for 5,002 units, Maruti Suzuki’s recalls to date this year add up to 24,899 units including 19,731 units of the petrol/CNG variants of the Eeco van on April 6 to check wheel rim size marking, and on August 23, for 166 units of the Tour S sedan to check the possibility of a defect in the Airbag Control Unit.

Maruti Suzuki India’s cumulative vehicle recalls from July 2012, when SIAM’s Code of Voluntary Recall came into effect, now add up to 731,259 units.

CNG variant gives Super Carry a fresh charge
The Super Carry, which is Maruti Suzuki’s sole 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). In FY2022, with 33,812 units, it gave the company a 4.72% market share of the CV market.

The CNG version, launched in May 2020, has given Super Carry sales a new drive in the market. April-August 2022's sales of 17,004 units are already 50% of FY2022's 33,812 units.

Launched on September 1, 2016, at an introductory price of Rs 403,000, the Super Carry project saw the company invest around Rs 300 crore towards the vehicle’s development for the Indian market. Interestingly, Maruti Suzuki began sale of the Super Carry in overseas markets before introducing it in India. The company exported 300 units of the mini-truck in May 2016 to South Africa and Tanzania.

The Maruti Suzuki Super Carry delivers up to 54kW power and 98Nm of torque and is the only mini-truck in India with a dual fuel S-CNG variant with a 5-litre petrol tank. The Super Carry has a deck area which is 2183mm long and 1488mm wide, along with a payload capacity of up to 740kg. Other product highlights are reverse parking sensors, seatbelt reminder, mobile charging socket, and a light steering wheel for better manoeuvrability. Ground clearance is 175 mm while suspension duties 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 Maruti Suzuki’s 335 commercial outlets spread across more than 237 cities in India.

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