Following a few complaints from Mahindra XUV500 owners, Mahindra and Mahindra silently started recalling XUV500 units fitted with ‘Speed-Rim’ alloys.
It was in February 2015 that Mahindra recalled XUV500 which were manufactured on or before July 2014. This was for an upgrade of the side curtain airbag software. Now, a few weeks later, the manufacturer has once again issued a recall, but without much noise, reveals Team-BHP.
Pertaining to their ‘Speed-Rim’ alloys, Mahindra has received complaints stating that the alloys break off without any external impact of abnormal force being exerted. These reports were not for the company fitted alloy wheels but for ‘Speed Rims’ that were being offered at all company dealerships as an accessory for the XUV500.
One owner reveals that the front left wheel of his XUV500 broke off while in another case the alloy wheel broke off from its mount when the driver was travelling at just 30 kmph. Both these instances were cause for concern about the quality of material which was used in the making of Speed Rim alloys. These alloys are not manufactured by Mahindra, but by Neo Wheels in India.
Mahindra has since issued a recall asking owners to bring in their vehicles which are fitted with Speed Rim alloys. These Speed Rims will be checked for defects while serial number stamped on the wheels will be matched with those of the defective batch and if found matching will be replaced by the company free of cost.
If you too are owner of this special Mahindra XUV500 alloys, it is advised that you please get it checked the same from a nearby dealer.
via Team BHP