Maruti Suzuki recalls Altos to fix glitch in door latches

India Limited has announced that it will inspect and replace the `right hand door latch assembly’ of 33,098 vehicles (comprising 19,780 units of Alto 800 and 13,318 units of Alto K10) manufactured between December 8, 2014 and February 18, 2015.
“Maruti Suzuki dealers in the domestic market will contact owners of all the affected vehicles. The dealer workshop technicians will inspect the condition and carry out the necessary replacement, free of cost’’, a company release said.
The users of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and Alto K10 who have recently purchased their cars in the domestic market can check the company’s website to ascertain if the right hand door latch assembly of their vehicle needs repair and replacement.
The customer is requested to fill in the chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number) on the computer screen. The chassis number is embossed on the vehicle ID plate and is also in the vehicle invoice / registration documents.)
Customers can also contact the nearest Maruti Suzuki dealer workshop to ascertain the position of their vehicle.
The problem was noticed during the internal quality checks and immediate action has been initiated in the interest of the customers, the release said.
From the customer perspective, there is no concern if the right hand side door (front and rear) is completely latched. If the door is half-latched then the door may open if pressure is applied from inside. Although it is a rare condition, the company is undertaking replacement of the door latch assembly for customer safety, the release said

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