Mahindra has recalled its XUV700 and Scorpio N SUVs to inspect and replace the rubber bell inside the bell housing. The recall affected more than 19,000 vehicles produced between July 1 and November 11, 2022.
The issue affects only 12,566 units of the XUV700 and 6,618 units of the Scorpio N with the manual gearbox. In an official statement, Mahindra said, “A sorting process error on specific dates at the supplier’s plant may affect the operational dimensional clearance of rubber bellows inside the bell housing. E, Mahindra will conduct this limited inspection and subsequent free of charge.” Actively engaged in improvement.
Mahindra said that “customers will be personally contacted by the dealerships. As an endeavor to ensure a hassle-free experience for its customers, the company is actively carrying out this activity.”
The XUV700 and Scorpio N have become popular choices among SUV buyers in India, resulting in long waiting periods. The XUV700, which is slated to be launched in 2021, is still witnessing high demand and the higher variants of the SUV still have an average waiting time of one year. The XUV700 has priced between Rs. 13.45 lakh to Rs. 24.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Similarly, a waiting period of up to two years has been seen on the Scorpio N. However, Mahindra is prioritizing manufacturing top-spec variants like the Z8 L (AT), which can now be delivered within four months. All other variants have an estimated wait time of 22 to 25 months, depending on location. The Scorpio N has priced between Rs. 11.99 lakh to Rs. 21.65 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
However, Mahindra is working on reducing the waiting period for the XUV700, Scorpio N, and Thar by ramping up production over the next 12 to 15 months.