Home grown auto major Mahindra and Mahindra has recalled a particular batch of its sports utility vehicle, XUV 500 for the clutch replacement.
In February last year, Mahindra changed the clutch design of the XUV 500. However, the vehicles that were manufactured with the revised clutch began to experience some problems in it. Therefore, Mahindra has switched back to the older clutch design which was relatively trouble free.
After getting back to the older clutch design, Mahindra started replacing the clutch of the XUV 500s of that batch. Though the company has kept this recall a quiet affair and no official announcement from the company has been made. And the replacement process is carried-on during the routine service.
Before XUV 500, Mahindra recalled 900 units of the Scorpio EX last month over the faulty pressure valves.
Mahindra’s XUV 500 recall for clutch replacement details are as follows:
- The affected XUV500s belonged to a single batch with the affected number of crossovers forming a small number of the 75,000 XUV500s sold in India since 2011.
- Mahindra has already reverted to the older clutch design, which has proven to be reliable, but for the slave cylinder failure in certain models of the first batch of XUV500s– a problem that Mahindra has already rectified.
XUV 500 is powered by a 2.2 liter m-Hawk turbo diesel engine which outputs 140 Bhp of max power and 330 Nm of peak torque mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.