Mahindra is recalling all TUV300 AMT variants for an ECU update. This recall follows some complaints received from customers over engine and transmission issues which were noted to adversely affect drivability.
While the recall has been confirmed, it is being carried out without any official statement being issued and company dealerships are contacting owners privately to bring in their Mahindra TUV300 AMT variants for an ECU software update. This update is being done free of charge by the company as it is solely a software update that is required and does not entail any change of parts.
Team-BHP’s Sharad Tater was one such customer who found that he had to leave his brand new Mahindra TUV300 AMT variant at company service center for over a fortnight so as to fine tune the AMT gearbox. The car was noted to jerk while shifting of gears while the engine automatically revved up to 4,000 rpm even prior to the shift taking place. Creep function would come into effect around 30 seconds later following braking while rpm would drop while shifting from 4th to 5th gear. This was the complaint of a host of other customers due to which the recall was announced.
Mahindra TUV300 is powered by a new 1.5 liter three cylinder mHawk80 diesel engine offering 84 bhp peak power and 230 Nm peak torque. The engine is mated either to a 5 speed manual transmission or an AMT gearbox. Of the two, it was noted that the AMT variant received the most response with 50% bookings being for these AMT variants.
Photos – Mahindra TUV300