Mahindra recalls 25,000 XUV500 SUVs over three faulty parts
Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, largest utility vehicle manufacturer in India, has recalled a total of 25,000 XUV500 SUVs due three faulty parts. These glitches are in the fluid hose, front power windows unit and left wiper. These problems are specific to certain batches of the XUV500 which were manufactured during 2011 and 2012.
Mahindra will replace these parts for free. Customers who own the XUV500s carrying the faulty parts are being notified to bring their vehicles in for free replacements. The defects will not have any bearing on safety related issues and will only cause some problems where functioning is concerned.
Mahindra and Mahindra Limited introduced the XUV500 SUV in September 2011 and have since sold a total of 60,000 units. This SUV is a major seller for the company with production plans recently revamped to augment production to the tune of 4,500 units per month. This recall is in accordance with industry compliance with Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) voluntary code which came into effect in July 2012.