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Maruti Suzuki To Recall Baleno, DZire Cars To Fix Airbag And Filter Issues

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The Suzuki badge sits on the grill of a Suzuki Baleno automobile, produced by Suzuki Motor Corp., at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. The Frankfurt International Motor Show starts on Thursday, and nearly one million visitors are expected to view the latest must-have vehicles and motoring technology from over 1,000 exhibitors in a space equivalent to 33 soccer fields. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

NEW DELHI -- Maruti Suzuki India Ltd , the country's leading carmaker, will recall 77,380 vehicles to upgrade the airbag controller software and replace a faulty fuel filter, the company said in a statement on Friday.

Maruti, controlled by Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp, will recall 75,419 Baleno cars, including 17,231 units of exports, manufactured between August 3, 2015 and May 17, 2016 to upgrade the airbag controller software.

Over 75 thousand Baleno cars and about two thousand DZire hatchback cars will be recalled by Maruti Suzuki.

Of these, 15,995 Baleno diesel cars, manufactured between August 3, 2015 and March 22, 2016, will also be inspected for a faulty fuel filter, which will be replaced.

Maruti will also recall 1,961 DZire diesel hatchback cars, with auto-shift gear technology, to inspect and replace a faulty fuel filter, it said in the statement.

Dealers will start reaching out to buyers from May 31.