Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s largest sports utility vehicle makers have announced recall of new gen Scorpio and NuvoSport SUVs which were sold till June 2016. Mahindra has issued the recall under SIAM’s voluntary code on vehicle recall.
The reason Mahindra is recalling the two SUVs is because of a faulty fluid hose in the engine compartment. Though the company has not reveal exact number of cars affected, it is believed to be in thousands.
New generation Scorpio was launched in September 2014, while the NuvoSport was launched in April 2016. Sales of Mahindra Scorpio average at about 4,000 units a month. This means in the period between Sep 2014 to Jun 2016, Mahindra approximately sold 84,000 units of Scorpio, all of which are now being recalled. Sales of NuvoSport in the April to June 2016 period is about 2,000 units. This potentially brings the total number of cars recalled to 86,000; making it one of the largest ever car recalls issued by Mahindra.
Thorough inspection of all parts will be carried out and if need be, parts will be replaced which will be done immediately and at no cost to customers. The company will be intimating owners of Scorpio and NuvoSport who have purchased the SUV in the said period, as the recall does not include old gen Scorpio variants.
Powering the new gen Scorpio is a 2.2 liter mHawk diesel engine while the NuvoSport is powered by a 1.5 liter diesel engine. Scorpio is available with manual as well as automatic transmission, NuvoSport is on offer with manual as well as AMT gearbox.