Maruti Suzuki has issued a recall for 89,599 units of S-Presso and Eeco models in India due to a potential fault in a part of the steering tie rod, which may impact the steerability and handling of these vehicles.
In rare cases, the steering rod may also break.
The company says that the affected units of S-Presso and Eeco were manufactured between July 5, 2021 and February 15, 2023.
Maruti Suzuki has stated that its authorised service centres will soon start contacting owners of affected vehicles for inspection and replace the faulty part without any charges.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is the brand’s entry-level crossover hatch that gets a 1-litre, DualJet DualVVT petrol engine rated at 68PS and 89Nm. It can be had with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT.
On the other hand, the Maruti Eeco is an affordable van that comes in multiple body styles. It comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine (81PS/104.4Nm), mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Both these entry-level offerings also get an optional factory-fitted CNG kit.
Thanks to the Idle Start-Stop technology, the Maruti S-Presso claims a mileage of up to 25.30 kmpl from petrol and 32.83 kmpl from its CNG version. On the other side, the Eeco petrol returns 19.71 kmpl, whereas its CNG version claims 26.78 km/kg.
When it comes to pricing, the S-Presso currently retails between Rs 4.26 lakh to Rs 6.12 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Eeco ranges from Rs 5.27 lakh to Rs 6.53 lakh (ex-showroom).
The S-Presso faces competition from the Renault Kwid.
Eeco doesn’t have any direct rivals in the country.