A possible non-compliance issue in the headlamp bulbs for the Eeco has led Maruti Suzuki to contact owners to rectify the issue. Further details below
If you didn’t know who the top dog is in the Indian car market, one look at the top 5 selling cars of October 2020 will answer that for you. The list is dominated by Maruti Suzuki, and it has kept this hot streak going on for a while now. However, when you have a portfolio of seemingly endless types of cars, sometimes errors may creep in. India’s cheapest seven-seater, the Maruti Eeco has been a consistent seller for the brand for a decade now, with it being used for basically everything from transporting cargo in the commercial sector to hauling your entire family for a road trip. You name the use, and the Eeco is probably already doing it.
As per the latest reports, Maruti Suzuki has issued a voluntary recall for the Eeco that has been produced between November 4th, 2019 and February 25th, 2020. Maruti will inspect 40,453 units of the Eeco for a possible issue of the standard symbol missing on the headlamp and has announced, that any action if required, shall be undertaken free of cost. Maruti Suzuki authorized dealers will contact the owners of suspected vehicles for recall in due course. Additionally, owners of the suspected vehicles can visit the company’s official website and use the ‘Imp Customer Info’ function to fill in their vehicle’s chassis number, to get a diagnosis of their vehicle, and follow the instructions.
The Maruti Eeco is powered by a 1.2 litre four-pot, producing peak power and torque figures of 73 Ps/101Nm respectively and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Apart from this, Maruti also offers an Eeco CNG model, which has found close to 7 lakh owners, since its debut in 2010.
Prices for the Maruti Eeco start at Rs 4.64 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and is considered as jack-of-all-trades vehicle in India as it fits the requirements of virtually every buyer. The Eeco comes on a total of 12 different variants excluding the options for ambulance and cargo usage, it’s sliding rear doors proving very versatile for multiple different uses.