Mahindra Scorpio-N overheats after 5 mins of idling: More owners report problems

Soon after the deliveries of Mahindra Scorpio-N started, customers started sharing major issues with the vehicle. Only a few days ago, we shared the problem of a customer having trouble with the brand-new Scorpio-N’s clutch a day after the delivery. Now, another owner has shared the problem of overheating.


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The problem shared by Anshuman Bishnoi yesterday shows the brand-new Mahindra Scorpio-N overheating. The post on Instagram says that the Mahindra Scorpio-N overheated and the coolant has vanished. It could be because of a leak in the hose but the problems seem much deeper than that.

Bishnoi shared another post of the Scorpio-N where he claims that the car was idling for five minutes with the AC switched on and the overheating warning started showing on the car’s display. Since the service centres were shut yesterday due to a public holiday, Anusham could not get the vehicle repaired. Further diagnostics are awaited.

Problems after 1st service

Mahindra Scorpio-N overheats after 5 mins of idling: More owners report problems

T-BHP member kushgandhi has shared a list of problems after 1st service of the car that is done after 1,000 km. According to the post, Mahindra service took a very long time for the first service as they did a lot of mechanical work too. After the owner received the car, he got the warning of Hill Hold Failure. The warning lamp vanished after the owner restarted the vehicle.

After they lifted the car, they found out that the front left arm was punctured and the grease was all over. The rubber part was not available at the service centre so they got it from another service centre and replaced the same under warranty. On further inspection, they found that the transmission gasket paste was not properly fitted and was causing a leak. The transmission oil was also at a lower level than recommended.

The owner did say that the service centre officials were quick to solve his problems but the quality of the car is below expectations.

Clutch failed on the second day

Mahindra Scorpio-N overheats after 5 mins of idling: More owners report problems

A few days ago, Shikha Srivastava, an owner of Mahindra Scorpio-N posted on Twitter pictures and videos of her car. According to the post, the problem surfaced when she was driving the car. The clutch and gear got stuck and stopped working. The clutch pedal sank to the floor. She has also uploaded a video showing how she is using her foot to pull the clutch pedal.

It is most likely to be a hydraulic pressure issue. The slave cylinder of the clutch could have leaked and lost pressure. Since the clutch is not fully engaged, the gear is stuck as well. However, it could be some other problem too. Since then Shikha is yet to give an update on the same.

Recall for XUV700, Thar and XUV300

Mahindra with recalls. The company first announced the recall for the Mahindra XUV700, Thar and the XUV300.

Mahindra has done a massive recall for the XUV700 diesel manual and automatic variants and Thar diesel variants recently. The brand has also recalled the XUV700’s petrol variants.

The XUV700 and Thar diesel variants will get a new turbocharger actuator linkage. The petrol XUV700 will be inspected for the T-Block connector installations on the Gas Vent Pipes and canister. The brand has not given out information on the affected number of units yet. However, it is likely to be large in number, given the high demand for both vehicles in the market.

The other two recalls were for the all-wheel drive variants of the XUV700. Mahindra checked the prop shaft and replaced the part, if necessary. This comes after Mahindra engineers said that they got extra time for testing due to the COVID-19 lockdowns and were able to fix numerous issues.