Mahindra recalls Scorpio EX SUV, yet again

Mahindra & Mahindra has issued a recall for the Scorpio EX SUV yet again, this time around for a parts inspection that could lead to a part replacements if needed. This is the second instance of the Scorpio EX being recalled within a span of one year given the fact that the SUV was last recalled in December 2013. Back then, Mahindra fixed faulty pressure regulator valves in the Scorpio EX.

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Mahindra Scorpio EX SUV

 

The current recall covers all Scorpio EX models manufactured between May 2012 and November 2013, and also involves the pressure regulating valve. The latest recall covers 23,519 units of the Scorpio EX and the parts replacement exercise will be carried out at no cost to the customer. The latest recall does not affect other variants of the Scorpio.

Scorpio EX owners whose vehicles have been manufactured between May 2012 and November 2013 are advised to get in touch with their nearest Mahindra dealers to get the pressure regulating valve fixed. The fix, if deemed necessary by Mahindra technicians, will take a couple of hours.   

The pressure regulating valve on certain Scorpio EX units is said to be mounted too close to the body, resulting in rubbing of the component whenever the vehicle encounters bumpy roads. This constant rubbing damages the regulating valve, giving rise to jerking from the engine. The recall will check whether the pressure regulating valve is indeed rubbing with the body and correct this.

The Scorpio EX is positioned as an entry level SUV in the Scorpio range. The SUV is powered by a 2.5 liter m2DiCR turbo diesel engine that outputs 75 Bhp and 220 Nm. A rear wheel driven SUV, the Scorpio EX uses a five speed manual gearbox for torque transmission. Priced at 8.21 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi, the Scorpio EX is Mahindra’s mainstay in the price sensitive rural and semi-urban SUV markets of the country.