Mahindra & Mahindra has announced that it is recalling around 600 vehicles manufactured at its Nashik plant. The recall applies to various Mahindra models including the all-new Thar, the XUV300, XUV500, Scorpio among other cars. The recall will be to inspect the diesel engine issues.
Mahindra has not announced the models that are affected due to this recall publicly. However, the Nashik plant of Mahindra & Mahindra manufactures various vehicles including the all-new Thar, XUV300, XUV500, Scorpio, Marazzdo and the Bolero. The state-of-the-art plant also exports vehicles to over 34 countries around the world.
Why the recall is happening?
The recall is for inspection primarily. Mahindra & Mahindra suspects that the diesel engines of a few models from selected batches can show signs of premature wear and due to the use of contaminated fuel. As the manufacturer puts fuel to test the engines, the Mahindra plant received contaminated fuel that was used in the engines of a few vehicles.
Mahindra & Mahindra authorised service centres will inspect the engines and other vital parts to check if there is any premature wear and tear. The affected engines, based on the assessment will be rectified or will be replaced free of cost. The decision to repair or replace the engines will be in line with Mahindra’s voluntary code on the vehicle.
Mahindra recalled the all-new Thar earlier this year too. That recall was to address a problem with the faulty camshaft. A total of 1,577 units of the all-new Thar were affected.
Manufacturers recall to fix the problems
Manufacturers around the world make voluntary recalls to fix problems with the vehicle. It is very common in the developed countries and the trend is also catching up in India in recent times. In India, manufacturers including Honda and Toyota have made voluntary recalls to fix various problems.
Honda recalled around 78,000 units of Amaze, Jazz, 4th-gen City, Civic, WR-V and BR-V to fix the impellers in the fuel pump. The issue caused the engines to not start. It was a free-of-cost recall.
Toyota also recalled as many as 9,498 units of the Urban Cruiser earlier this year. While Toyota did not mention the reason for the recall, it might have been done to fix the airbag module assembly of the rebadged sub-4m compact SUV.
Mahindra has an interesting line-up coming up in the market. The brand recently launched the all-new Bolero Neo that replaced the discontinued TUV300 from the market. Mahindra will also launch the flagship Mahindra XUV700 in the coming months. Mahindra will also launch the all-new Scorpio and will launch the KUV EV too.
The brand is also working on a longer four-door version of the Thar. We may also get to see 2WD Thar at an affordable cost to attract more buyers.