Mahindra & Mahindra, the home-grown automajor, is recalling around 2,300 units of its three SUVs - Xylo, Scorpio and XUV 500 - citing fault in vacuum pump in engines. The company would specifically recall the Vlx/Sle/Lx variants of the Scorpio SUV, H9/H8/H4 variants of Xylo MPV and W4/w6/W8 variants of flagship XUV 500 SUV. All these recalled vehicles are manufactured in the month of May 2014.
Mahindra , while speaking to ET, said that the preventive inspection and replacement, if needed, of the vacuum pump would be free of cost for customers, who would be individually contacted by the company. "The inspection is limited to approximately 2,300 vehicles of Scorpio (Vlx/Sle/Lx), XUV500 W4/w6/W8 and Xylo H9/H8/H4 variants," the company said. This step is being taken in accordance with SIAM's voluntary code on vehicle recall. Earlier this year in July too, Mahindra had recalled approx. 23,000 units of a particular Scorpio SUV variant for replacing faulty pressure regulating valves.
Ever since auto industry body Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) started voluntary vehicle recall for safety related issues in India in July 2012, over seven lakh vehicles have been recalled by various manufacturers including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota, Ford, Honda and General Motors. Last month, Honda Cars India (HCIL) had recalled 2,338 units of its hatchback Brio, compact sedan Amaze and sports utility vehicle CR-V manufactured between September 2011 and July 2014 to replace a faulty part related to airbags.