Isuzu Motors India has recalled its adventure utility vehicle D-Max V-Cross pickup in India after customers complained about a blip caused by a misfire at the 1,800rpm mark. The company would fix this issue by changing the mapping of the ECU, which will offer better low end torque. According to the company the remapping won’t have an effect to the peak power and peak torque figures. The automaker will be additionally fixing an issue with the back leaf spring of the vehicle, earlier the rear leaf springs had a tendency to clatter when driven over bad patch of roads.
Isuzu has already started recalling customers of the D-Max V-Cross to fix these two issues, free of cost, at their service centers around the country. According to the customers who had the ECU remapped don’t have that blip or jerk in the lower rpm, as per the owners the driveability of the lifestyle pickup vehicle has improved a lot.
The pickup vehicle was showcased first at the 2016 Auto Expo and it came to stores in May 2016. It is powered by a 2.5-litre diesel engine, which can produce up to 136PS of power and 320Nm of torque. The diesel mill is mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a four-wheel drive system. The vehicle also has high ground clearance which protects the under belly from scrapping. The pickup is only available in only one trim option, and thankfully it features a 4x4 drivetrain to tackle any terrain. The D-Max is priced at Rs 12.80 lakh. In terms of pricing the D-Max V-Cross is positioned above its arch rivals Tata Xenon XT and Scorpio Getaway, which are priced under 10-lakh.
Earlier in October, Datsun recalled its recently launched redi-Go in India to fix a problem with fuel hose and French car-maker Renault also recalled its popular hatchback Kwid to inspect the faulty fuel system. In October, Hyundai Motor India Ltd had also recalled 7,657 units of its entry-level hatchback Eon over wrong installation of clutch cable with battery cable.