Maruti Suzuki Alto, India’s favourite hatchback recently crossed 40lakh milestone in terms of sales. No wonder, it has been the top-selling brand in India for over a decade. It was launched back in 2000 and has completed 20 years of affordability. But the affordable hatch too has got some problems, though, not the major ones. So, it’s time for us to take a look at 6 such problems that Maruti Suzuki Alto 800/Alto K10 have faced.

Do note that all these problems have been reported by the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800/Alto K10 owners at our workshops.

  1. Squeaking Sounds from the Front (Only While Driving)

    This problem is usually found in low-budget cars. Owners reported that there is a squeaking sound coming from the front part of the car while driving, especially over rough roads. Upon our inspection of such Alto 800/Alto K10, we found out that the suspension has worn out, leading to squeaking sounds from the front.

  2. Squeaking Sounds from the Front (Even At Idle)

    This problem was also reported by some of the owners even while the car is at idle. This problem usually arises due to faulty belt tensioner or worn out timing belt. If you hear such sounds while the car is idle/stationary, you must get it checked at the nearest GoMechanic workshop. Or, let me do you one better!

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  3. Power windows issues

    First of all, Alto gets front power windows only. And our customers reported that after a good 35-40k km on the odometer, power windows start to lag a lot. This is usually encountered due to the dust collection in the assembly. The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800/Alto K10 has a low dust resistance for sure. But hey, you don’t get everything when the budget is restricted.

  4. AC cooling not effective

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    This is not a very common problem with the Maruti Alto owners. Only a few of our customers reported this issue. The AC cooling becomes ineffective after some time. This problem also arises due to the clogged AC filters. Alto has a small engine and clogged AC can be troublesome for it. So it is highly advised to get your AC serviced as soon as possible. And you know just the right place for that!

  5. Wheel vibrations over 60kmph

    Some of you might say that this problem can arise in any car. True! But with maximum owners pointing it out means that it has to be on the list. The wheel vibrations begin to increase as the car speeds over 60kmph. This happens due to the misalignment of wheels, the front ones tend to be more frequent. So, in order to keep your budget hatch running, get the wheels aligned asap.

  6. Engine Lock Up in rainy season

    Being a budget hatchback, Alto does lack resistance to dust as well as water-resistance. This leads to hydro locking of engines in the rainy season. Engine lock up light shows up on the instrument cluster. This problem was recently reported in huge number by the Alto owners in this rainy season.

Also, read 10 Common problems reported on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

So these were the common problems reported by the owners of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800/Alto k10. We tried to list down 10 problems, but this affordable hatch seems to have fewer problems. Are you the owner of this hatch and have faced any issues other than these? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Im using Alto K10 for last 7 years and I have not faced any of these issues. Which car company paid you to write this article. Alto is reliable and so it is a trusted car and best selling for a reason.

    • Hi Raju,
      You are not wrong in saying that Alto is a reliable and trustworthy car. As a matter of fact, my father proudly owns and drives a Maruti Suzuki Alto k10 and quite frankly, he has also not faced any issues except the power windows one. But the issues listed in the article are the ones reported by our customers at the GoMechanic workshops. And this article is not paid, in any manner. Stay pinned!

  2. I am a proud owner of Alto k 10 , I didn’t face any such problem in last Six years . You or we must service our car after ever six months so that some sort of problem arise due to driving this can be rectify with a small amount. I love my car as a member of my family.

  3. There is absolutely no problem in Alto I am using since 6 year I changed Tyre, and battery once other than only fuel expense that to good average my daily running is 50 km in addition more than 20 time I travel Pune to Aurangabad 225km. at one stretch absolutely no trouble

    • Hi Anil,
      Even I used my dad’s Alto k10 for about 6 months to commute for work. It is a great budget car indeed. The problems that have been listed in the article are sourced from our workshop database. I too faced the power window issue though. Stay pinned.

    • Hi Yograj,
      8 years is a span long enough to know about your car. We are glad to hear that you have not faced any issues from the Alto. But not everyone is as lucky as you. The problems listed in the above article are based on the data from our workshop database. Stay pinned.

    • Hi Arindam,
      Its good to hear such positive remarks about the car as my father also owns a 2016 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, apart from the power windows issue, we have not faced any issues either. But the problems listed in the above article are based on the data from our workshop database where our customers have reported such issues. Stay pinned.

    • Hi Adwait,
      My father also owns a 2016 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, apart from the power windows issue, we have not faced any issues either. But the problems listed in the above article are based on the data from our workshop database. Stay pinned.

  4. I am driving Alto k10 for the last 3 and half years and faced no complaint. Ya, I got it serviced at regular intervals. Its a perfect car except for space and safety categories.

    • Hi Santosh,
      Great to hear about your experience with the Alto. The key point here is on-time servicing. Some of the owners tend to miss out on signs of the upcoming issues which results in the problems that have been listed in the article. Stay pinned!

  5. I own Alto K10 for the past 5 yrs.. nope, I don’t face such issues as mentioned in this article. This could be the experience of very few users due to poor maintenance. Alto is such a reliable, trustworthy car.

    • Hi Gopal,
      Alto is surely a reliable car, and my father also approves of that (He owns a 2016 Maruti Suzuki Alto k10). The problems listed are sourced from the customer database at our workshops. Stay tuned.

    • Hi Sujan,
      We are glad to know that you and your Maruti Suzuki Also K10 are having fun with each other. Moreover, For the price, Alto K10 is one of the best cars in the price one can buy. But being a machine anything could go wrong anytime. And the problems reported in the article are from our customer database. Stay Pinned! and Happy Motoring 🙂

  6. i am using alto k10 since 2010.. first 6-7 year did not faced any issued. but now i am getting many issues with my car. clutch hard issue, bouncy ride.. door noise. power window noise. beside the facts that shockers have been changed and clutch have been replaced from the maruti authorized service center. when goes to mechanic they said there is no issue in the car but as i am driving the same i did not find it like it was few year ago.. last year i visited go mechanic workshop for repair work and my experience was pathetic. don’t know what type of spare they are providing.

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